“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 an authentic U.S. Half Dollar. The Silver Seated Liberty Half Dollar was minted from 1839-1891.
This genuine silver US coin was designed by chief engraver of the US Mint Christian Gobrecht and was based on a sketch from artist Thomas Scully. It reflected America's neo-classical taste at the time. During the 52 years of production, the Seated Liberty Half went through several design changes including adding the motto "In God We Trust."
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