Since there is not a forum for pocket watches, several of us pocket watch “nuts” have put our heads together to see if, by focussing on the topic of pocket watches in one “catch all” thread, we might be able, through combined synergism, actually have a thread to call our own. My first pocket watch is one I inherited from my late father, 45 years ago. He was a watchmaker, and while he was not a railroad watch inspector, he had a large clientele among the local railroad engineers, conductors, firemen, and on and on. This was the watch he used as a bench chronometer. It is a Hamilton grade 992.