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With this, a domestic watch could keep time to within a minute a day.

Watch fobs began to be used, the name originating from the German word fuppe, a small pocket.

A famous train wreck on the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway in Kipton, Ohio on April 19, 1891 occurred because one of the engineers' watches had stopped for four minutes. Ball as their Chief Time Inspector, in order to establish precision standards and a reliable timepiece inspection system for Railroad chronometers.