“All Aboard!" The conductor checking his Railroad Watch as the train begins to move is a nostalgic scene from America's past. “Railroad Watches" first appeared at the end of the 19th century when, to avoid scheduling errors, standards for timepieces were established for all railroads.
This familiar and romantic image is captured in the design of our beautiful Goldtone Railroad Pocket Watch. The back of the hinged case features a highly detailed relief sculpture of a historic “Iron Horse" locomotive. It opens to view the intriguing, precise watch movement protected under glass.
The front frames the authentic U.S. Half Dollar. The JFK Half Dollar first minted in 1964 was intended as a memorial to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It is still minted today but rarely seen as it has not been released into circulation for over 10 years. This Proof coin is struck twice using specially prepared dies and planchets delivering a coin with a mirror-like finish and exquisite detail.
Proof coins are struck for collectors and never released into circulation. The design is steeped in history, but the watch's quartz movement is state-of-the-art. It includes a 14 inch FOB chain along with a Certificate of Authenticity and a one-year warranty.
2 3/4" x 1 7/8" x 1/2" - alloy, steel, US Coin