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Possible Pocket Watch: Russian

Article about: I bought this pocket watch in Adana, Turkey a few years ago in a knife shop. I'm sure it's not WWII related but has anyone seen anything like it before and know a bit of history on it? Its v

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    I bought this pocket watch in Adana, Turkey a few years ago in a knife shop. I'm sure it's not WWII related but has anyone seen anything like it before and know a bit of history on it? Its very heavy and large, the back has a train on it and the front has the classic winged wheel for the railways. I added the chain and it says made in Russia in English though.? Your thoughts?

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    Turkish railroad watch - plenty of them on eBay - post-war probably 1950-1960s
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    Demiryolu means railway in Turkish!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Was it even made in Russia?? I would think if it was made in Russia is would say as Much in Russian.

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    Quote by cjmpaintings View Post
    Was it even made in Russia?? I would think if it was made in Russia is would say as Much in Russian.
    Made for export!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Not really an actually Used "Railroad Watch", but rather a made for tourists piece to try to get into and capitalize on the highly collectable "RailRoad Watches" market. Unfortunately, these Russian watches are simply poor quality things-not at all like a genuine RR watch such as an Illinois Bunn Special or a Waltham. They may or may not keep somewhat good time, but nowhere near the total accuracy of a true Railroad Approved watch which was accurate to 6 seconds in 72 hours and in 5 to 6 different positions as well, not to mention temperature, etc. The classic American railroad watch was a miniature work of art.
    William

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    Almost certain to have been made after 1991, otherwise it would be marked made in USSR (export items are often marked in English)

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