Ball Trainmaster Secometer Pocket Watch

In 1900, Webb C. Ball set the standards for railroad pocket watches – timepieces that kept America’s train network safe and reliable, elevated horological standards and made the Cleveland jeweler a wealthy man. Some 120 years later, the Ball Trainmaster Secometer pays homage to the Swiss-owned watchmaker’s roots. Does it keep the faith? . . . The first thing you notice about the Ball Trainmaster Secometer: it’s small. The Secometer’s case diameter is 45mm – the same size as your average Panerai wristwatch. Historically speaking, the Secometer’s roughly the same size as ye olde size 12 pocket watch. Back in the day, American manufacturers like Elgin, Hamilton and Illinois cranked out millions of size 12’s as “men’s dress watches.” Now? Not so much.…

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ADDICTED TO POCKET WATCH COLLECTING – BEWARE!!!

It might seem a bit crazy but pocket watches can be addicting, yes it is true! The genius and craftsmanship to accurately track time on the go is nothing short of amazing; the pocket watch is truly the scientific instrument of the day. Pocket Watches were a incredible advancement from the clock tower in the town square or the clock in the watchmaker's shop. Just think during the mid 19th century coal driven steam engines drove miles of pulleys and belts delivering power to these newly invented precision machines which created the finest gears, screws and accurate precision parts never before accomplished; creating these finest of pocket watches to accurately track time anywhere. Teams of scientists, inventors and mathematicians…

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