Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/09/13

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: Forbes article on mechanical wristwatches
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 20:46:56 -0400

When I worked for the CNR, there were certified watches that were to be
used by brakeman, conductors, engineers, etc.  IMHO, compared with my
standard Seiko watch, these RR watches were junk.  Ugly enough to stop a
train, and nowhere near the accuracy of any quartz movement.

Dan C.

At 08:09 PM 13-09-00 -0400, Austin Franklin wrote:
>> In order to be certified by the railroads for service, a watch
>> had to be accurate in 5 different positions, to within +- 30 seconds a 
>And, I believe, be at least 17 jewels.  The dial also has special 
>requirements, ie minute ticks, each 10 minute numbered, second hand... 
> Also it had to be lever set...