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Canadian Pacific Railway Pocket Watch

The Great Canadian Pacific Railway

   The Canadian Pacific Railway was without any doubt one of man's greatest accomplishments.  The Canadian Rockies represent some of the most rugged terrain known to man.  Building a railway that linked the East portions of Canada to the Western areas is amazing.  There are some areas that wind up long grades.  It is actually possible for the engineer to observe the end of the train while climbing these long grades.

Just as rugged as the terrain that the Canadian Pacific traveled, were the wonderful Waltham watches used on this route.  These watches were 18 size 17 jeweled watches.  Most of them featured the original Beaver Shield.  The watch featured in this gallery is mounted in a sterling silver case.  The porcelain dial also has the familiar Canadian 24 hour markings.  This watch also has a label within the cover from the watchmaker that serviced this rare beauty.

       

       

This watch is a Waltham model 1883.  It was manufactured in 1891, just 10 years after the founding of the Canadian Pacific.  These watches were pendant set.  This one also featured gold plated screws.  The dial on this nice 2 star watch is made using fine white porcelain and is double sunk.  This dial is rather rare as it has three chapter rings.  One is marked with Roman numerals, the Canadian markings for the 24 hours are in Arabic.  Next, the outer chapter is marked in red every 5 minutes.  These nice watches are valued between $550.00 and $1400.00.  A very nice addition to any rail road watch collection.

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