comparing watch

comparing watch

[kəm′per·iŋ ‚wach]
(horology)
A hack watch, particularly one having an error determined by comparison with a chronometer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in classic literature ?
All the passengers were rubbing their eyes, comparing watches, and congratulating one another on the prospect of arriving so seasonably at the journey's end.