Railroad approved watches

You don't see many people wearing these anymore. I know most are on the small side,but they are made for accuracy and visibility. Alot of these are from some descent brands. This one is from a brand that is no longer around.

You may start wearing it on #wylerwednesday . Wyler was a big brand once. They were eventually bought by their Italian distributor (Binda) and you can find them as Wyler Vetta. You have joined a very small club of #wyler wearers here like (@Shbamn50).

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I used to own a Railroad Approved Seiko. The whole "Railroad Approved" thing was a genius marketing idea by Cleveland jewelry store owner Webster Ball. We can thank it for Ball watches. Quartz really diminished the need for this sort of watch. Every watch was accurate enough.

Mine was an actual issued watch ,it has the service marks on the inside of the caseback in regular intervals I just wish I knew which line.

People always think pocketwatch when they think railroad watch they don鈥檛 remember that there were a lot of railroad wrist watches as well.

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Yup quite a few

That's an awesome watch. I haven't seen one of those before.

I enjoy them too.

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Nice collection, I like the ball especially

small is a plus for me. can you recommend some?

Depends what you are looking for

farro43

small is a plus for me. can you recommend some?

I love the Accutron railroad watch. The real one, not that stupid mechanical Re-issue.

Crazy_Dana

I love the Accutron railroad watch. The real one, not that stupid mechanical Re-issue.

oh! it's a beaut! but $1,290.00 ??

farro43

oh! it's a beaut! but $1,290.00 ??

Is that what that new thing cost? you can get a real vintage tuning fork Accutron Railroad watch for less than that. My (1974) RR Watch cost me $95 and had a $350 rebuild. That new 鈥渞e-issue 鈥 isn鈥檛 a real Accutron it鈥檚 just another mechanical watch with a zombie brand slapped on it.

I like my wyler 35mm 18mm lug width.and it has history. The accutron looks amazing as well

https://chronopedia.club/Wyler_Railroad_Approved I found some information about Wyler Railroad watches. In 1960 manual and self winding Wyler watches became the official watches of the Santa Fe Railroad. This link will take you to it.

Thanks