Vintage Engine Special Pocket Watch

FROM A COLLECTOR’S NOTES:
23 jewel Engine Special railroad pocket watch. Has a porcelain face as well with serial number on movement is 1084721. Case cover says B&B Royal 6717069. I’m curious as to who makes these watches and how to date it.

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CREDIT: Unknown, defunct manufacturer

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In fact, it is a so-called “Swiss fake”.
In the mid-18th century, American watch companies were known for the quality of their products. The Railway Worker Watches in particular were very popular and cost up to a month’s wages.
Swiss watch manufacturers recognized the opportunity and flooded the American market with counterfeits that were made much cheaper. The profit margins were enormous.

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