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Author Topic: Montgomery Dial Railroad Watch?  (Read 1550 times)
von Corax
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« on: January 19, 2015, 03:51:51 am »

 Can anyone explain to me the significance of a "Montgomery" dial on a railroad pocket watch? Just spotted one on The Bay of E-ville, and I'd like to get some idea what it's worth.

Many thanks,

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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2015, 04:11:56 am »

The dial has each individual minute numbered around the edge, used by railroad workers for exact timing.

Presumably worth would depend on how old the watch is.

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