Railroad Grade Vintage Men's Waltham Pocket Watches
In this section, you will find a nice selection of vintage railroad-grade Waltham (or the earlier American Waltham Watch Co.) pocket watches that are typically considered gent's size, although in many cases would also be appropriate for a woman to carry. The Waltham watch company, which had a variety of locations over the many years it was in operation (including Waltham, Massachusetts), was in business from 1851-1957, and was one of the most prolific of the American watch companies.
To be a railroad grade watch, the following criteria must be met:
- be 16S or 18S
- have 17 or more jewels
- be lever set
- be in an open face case
- be adjusted to 5 or more positions
- have easily-legible Arabic dial numerals
As an additional resource, we've posted a Serial Number Production List which includes information for Waltham serial numbers and dates of manufacture.
The NAWCC also has a Wikipedia.about the company; additional information may also be found on
For further information, examples, photos, and notes on how to wear our various styles of watches and watch accessories, please visit our How-To-Wear Guide.