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!

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Here's the watch:

Here's the video:

Written by Steve Christensen

Posted on: Wednesday 6th February 2019