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Longest award Watch. What do you have?

#1 Post by stryfox » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:01 am

I think this is the longest employment one I have come across yet. 41 years and 7 months.
It blows my mind that watches like these didn’t stay with the family.
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#2 Post by unreformed66 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:59 pm

I saw a Hamilton 992 on Ebay just the other day that had a 50 Year inscription. I can't remember which railroad the guy worked for now. That's the longest one I've ever seen.

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#3 Post by vintagehamiltons » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:15 pm

Do I win anything? :D
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#4 Post by -G-G- » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:12 am

Longest one I have is for 30 years with Northwestern States Portland Cement Co.

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#5 Post by Nookster » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:54 pm

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#6 Post by Nookster » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:55 pm

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#7 Post by stryfox » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:50 pm

Wow 50 years. That’s is impressive. Not to sound morbid but men’s average life expectancy in the 50’s was around 65 years.
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#9 Post by Acesty6 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:35 pm

I really do not have one but all your award watches makes me feel braver enough i all salute you sirs for those awards not all can have one of those and all of those watch life expectancy is about 50 to 60 yrs only those are entrust and loyalty treasures.

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#10 Post by mrtoad » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:30 pm

I, too have a Hamilton 50-year watch, a Keith given to Joseph Pustelny, of Braddock, PA, by United States Steel:

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I have the watch in its original box with presentation markings.

Joseph Pustelny was born May 15, 1886, so he was about 66 years old when he received the watch. He lived until October 1967, having some fifteen years to enjoy his watch. I wrote up Mr. Pustelny and his watch for Fred's column in the NAWCC Bulletin several years ago. I like to wear this watch and think of Mr. Pustelny and of his son, Joe Jr., who inherited it from him. (For the full writeup, see http://www.mrtoad.net/MrToadWatches/MrT ... ilton.html.)

And today I just got in a Hamilton RR Electric that was given as a 45-year (or 46?) award by the Louisville and Nashville. I thought it was pretty cool that the railroad gave a railroad-grade watch. The watch needs service, but I went after it because I'm a railfan who grew up riding the L&N and I live just two blocks from the local L&N (now CSX) yard.

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We haven't been able to identify the original owner of this watch yet (I think it says "R. F. Stacker").

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