The Three General Types of Watchman's Time Recording Equipment

Three distinct types of watchclocks have existed side by side since the middle of the 19th Century stationary, electrical, and portable. Each offers unique approaches to assuring a guard's location when a registration is made.

19th Century
German Portable Watchclocks

Stationary Watchclocks

All three types provide a high degree of certainty that a watchman was where the registration indicates he was, and when. Within this album, you'll find facts and photographs regarding forty historic watchclocks.

20th Century
Portable Watchclocks

Central Station Electric Watchclocks