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    I. Boger's Rail Road Watch No. 1 Nashville Tenn. Massive Prototype Silver Watch With Chain, circa 1880
    Case: enormous 3 1/4 inch diameter case, four body, coin silver, gold lips and hinges, plain spring open back, inner silver dust cover, reeded edges and rim, beveled glass crystal, accompanied by a 16 inch nickel silver chain with fob and winding key
    Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, sub seconds, blued hands
    Movement: jeweled 3/4 plate brass movement, screw down jewel settings, large going barrel, straight line lever escapement, bi-metallic balance, patent micrometric regulator, signed "I. Boger's Rail Road Watch No. 1 Nashville Tenn., Pat. Applied For"

    Note: This one-of-a-kind conductor's watch is mentioned in "The Railway Service Magazine" Vol.II No. 1, printed in Chicago, 1881.


    Condition Report*: Type: I. Boger's Rail Road Watch No. 1 Nashville Tenn. Massive Prototype Silver Watch With Chain
    Dial: enamel, Roman numerals
    Hands; blued steel
    Metal: coin silver
    Gram Weight: 734.6 grams including chain
    Case Info: double hinged back
    Case Width: 3 1/4 inches
    Thickness: 1 3/8 inches
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: jeweled 3/4 plate brass movement, screw down jewel settings, large going barrel, straight line lever escapement, bi-metallic balance, patent micrometric regulator, signed "I. Boger's Rail Road Watch No. 1 Nashville Tenn., Pat. Applied For"
    Circa: 1880
    Condition: movement is good and running, dial is good, case is good
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