A lot of other mechanical watches are off that much in just one day.
The need for Railroad Watches to be "railroad approved" stemmed from a number of train accidents in the late 1800's where two trains collided head on due to poor time keeping.
Other methods to date your Hamilton wrist watch can prove to be effective.
Hamilton wrist watches came in a wide variety of models and inner works - called movements.
The enamel dials may get hairlines too but generally not as big ones as the melamine dials.
The melamine resin dials do usually have cracks and hairlines after a few decades.
This means that any Hamilton wrist watch is a suitable candidate for repair and servicing. A few of the Hamilton models that I support the repair of are: Ladies models: the Trudy, the Portia, the Nightingale, the Newcomb, the Mayfield, the Maritza, the Linden Hall, the Glenwood, the Eugenie, the Edgewood, the Drexel, the Diane, the Chevy Chase C, the Chevy Chase B, the Chevy Chase A, the Cedarcrest, the Caroline, the Briarclife, the Byn Mawr, the Bianca Gents models: Lord Lancaster models, the Hamilton mystery dial, the various Hamilton diamond dial watches, the Chronomatic, the Aqua-date, the Oval, the Barrel, the Raleigh, the Square series, the Cut corner, Tonneau, Cushion, Thin-o-matic line, the Thin- line models, Accumatic, Vernon, Valiant, Vardon, Tyrone, Tuxedo II, Touraine, Transcontinental A, Todd, Tildon, Thor, Taylor, Talboty, Sutton, Surf, Stuart, the Stormking line, Staunton, Stanley, Stanford, Steeldon, Stafford, Spencer, Sloane, Sir Echo, Sidney, Sinclair, Sheryll, Sherwood, Sheldon, Seville, Sentinel Sedgman, Sectometer, Secron, Seaview, Sea-skip, Sea-scout, Sea-scape, Sea Rover, Sea Ranger, Sea-mate, Sea-guard, Sea-glo, Sea-crest, Sea Cliff, Sea cap, Seabrook, sea Breeze, Scott, Sawyer, Samson, Ryan, Rutledge, Russell, Ross, Romanesque, Roland, Rodney, Roland, Robert, Richmond, Reardon, Reagan, Raymon, Randolph, Ramsey, Releigh, Radburn, Putnam, Prescott, Prentice, Powell, Pierre, Peyton, Perry, Paxton, Parker B, Paige, Pacermatic, Orson, Norton, Norfolk, Norman, Norde, Newton, Nelson, Neil, Newlin, Myron, Murray, Mount Vernon, Morton, Morley, Montclair, Milton, Midas, Merritt, Medford, Mason Martin, Malcom, Lyndon, Lyle B Lowell, Livingston, Linwood, Lindsay, LIncrest, Lester, Lee, Lawrence, Langford, Lang, Landon, Lance, Lamert, Lakeland, Kirk, Kirby, Kinematic, Khyber, Kevin, Keith, Keane, Judson, Jeffrey, Jason, Howard, Huntley, Holden, Heyward, Hayden, Hassings, Hartman, Harris, Halesworth B, Guardsman, Grover, Grenadier, Greenwich, Grand Gramercy, Gordon Golden Tempus, Glenn Curtis, Glenn, Glendon, Glendale, Gladasone, Gilman, Gilbert, Gary, Gardner, Fulton, Franklin, Foster, Flintridge, Flight II, Flight I Fleetwood, First Mate, Farrell, Essex, Errol, Emerson, Eric, Emery, Elliott, Edgemere, Eaton, Dyson, Dwight, Dunkirk, Dunhan, Drummond, Drew, Drake, Doublet, Dorsey, Donavan Donald, Dodson, Dixon, Dickens, Dexter, Dewitt, Dennis, Deauville, Dean, Dawson, Darrell, Cyril, Custer, Cutiss, Cullen, Croydon, Cross Country, Crispin, Cranston, Craig, Courtney, Corvet, Cordell, Conway Contour, Dolby, coburn, Clyde, Clinton, Clearview, Clark, Chatham Chapman Chanticleer, Chadwick, Cedrick, Casino, Carteret, Carlton, Carson Carlisle, Carl, Cameron, Calvin, Cadet, Cabot, Byrd, Brockton, Brock, Brewster, Brent, Brandon, Bradford, Boyd, Bowman, Boulton Boone, Boatswain, Blake, Blair, Blade, Berkshire, Benton, Bentley, Beldon, Baxter, Baton, Barton, Bartley, Barry, Baron Barbizon Bailey, Bagley, Austin, Attache, Ashley, Arnold, Ardmore, Auqaline, Ansley, Andrews, Amherst, Allison, Aldrich, Alan, Adrian These above Hamilton wrist watch models were initially made so well, that I'm very confident that us working together will result in your Hamilton being a beautiful and faithful timepiece once again.
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He gave a very interessting interview in the New-York Tribune January 16, 1910 (Many lives sacrificed because of faulty watches, interview with Webb C. An interesting question from a historic point of view is of course: why did nobody in North America come up with any solution other than time keeping?
Many other countries solved the root cause of the problem with station to station communication, signaling, tokens or dual track.