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Watches from railroad tracks

In 1882 rail was made at Blaenavon Ironworks and shipped to Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada to be used by CP Rail at our Mine #8. The rail was instrumental in the growth of our city. Eventually the mine shut and rather than let the material sit there I have been making timepieces from it. After 137 years the rail is living life as a watch on wrists all over the world! 

Here are some pictures of a customer visiting the "birthplace" of his watch. His great-grandma worked at the ironworks and most likely was around when the rail was made!

Read more about it here:

https://www.novowatch.com/blogs/timeline/returning-home-the-journey-of-a-railroad-track-turned-timepiece-that-returned-home-137-years-after-it-was-made

Here's the watch: https://www.novowatch.com/collections/the-coalbanks-collection/products/the-coalbanks-blaenavon-1882-ss-edition

Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyCUVDGLRM0

Written by Steve Christensen
Novowatch

Posted on: Wednesday 6th February 2019