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Consignment Ball Grade: 998   star stars  star_1077.gif animations mini other   star stars  star_1077.gif animations mini other   rarity rating. "Elinvar

The movement was serviced 7/20/15 and the watch is running and keeping time.

Near Perfect porcelain enamel dial.

Very nice Ball Model gold filled case with excellent covers.

New beveled glass crystal.

Excellent hands.

Manufactured by Hamilton, Official Standard, Bridge

Manufacturer: Ball - Hamilton
Movement Serial Number:B652138
Grade: 998
Model: 4a
Estimated Production Year: 1941
Size:16s
Jewels:23j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Bridge Plate
Barrel: Motor
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

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Price $2450.00  #BPW2138

 

 

Consignment Ball Grade: 810 - Near Mint Condition. 

The movement was serviced 5/19/16 and the watch is running and keeping time.

14 K white gold filled Ball RR case.

Porcelain enamel dial,

New beveled glass crystal.

Manufactured by Illinois, Official Standard
Manufacturer: Ball - Illinois
Movement Serial Number: B800980
Grade: 810
Model: 11
Estimated Production Year: 1928
Size: 16s
Jewels: 23j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Unknown Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

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Price $3150.00  #BPW0980

 

 

Consignment Ball/Illinois Grade: 810   star stars  star_1077.gif animations mini other  

The movement was serviced 7/30/16 and the watch is running and keeping time.

Nice gold filled Ball Model case.

Porcelain enamel dial has a light manufacturing blue line between 7 and 8. This is not a hairline.

New beveled glass crystal.

Manufactured by Illinois, Official Standard

Manufacturer: Ball - Illinois
Movement Serial Number: B802145
Grade: 810
Model: 11
Estimated Production Year: 1928
Size: 16s
Jewels: 23j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Unknown Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

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Price $3045.00  #BPW2145

 

Ball Grade: 999R 

Manufactured by Hamilton, Official Railroad Standard

The movement was serviced 4/4/15 and the watch is running and keeping time.

Triple hinged gold filled Ball Model case.

Near Perfect porcelain enamel dial.

New beveled glass crystal

Movement Serial Number:B617587
Grade:999R
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1925
Size:16s
Jewels:23j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Motor
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

This watch is fitted with hands that are very similar to Ball Illinois hands.

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Price $1295.00  #BPW7587

 

Ball / Waltham Loaner Grade: Official Standard

The movement was serviced on 4/10/17 and the watch is running and keeping time.

Ball Model Silveroid case, nearly illegible markings on case back for "A Graves & Steuwer Co" a Memphis Tennessee jewler know to have marked Loaner Watches in this manner.

Swiss high grade replacement dial.

New beveled glass crystal.

Manufactured by Waltham, Official Standard
Manufacturer: Ball - Waltham
Movement Serial Number: B264620
Grade: Official Standard
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1918
Size: 16s
Jewels: 19j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

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Price $455.00   # BPW4620

 

 

Ball / Hamilton Grade: 999N

The movement was serviced 2/9/17 and the watch is running and keeping time.

Housed in a very nice 14 K white gold filled Ball Model case.

Porcelain enamel dial has no hairlines, cracks or edge chips.

Perfect Mid-Empire glass crystal.

Manufactured by Hamilton, Official Railroad Standard
Manufacturer: Ball - Hamilton
Movement Serial Number: B605054
Grade: 999N
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1913
Size: 16s
Jewels: 23j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Motor
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

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Price $1495.00   # BPW5054

 

 

Ball / Illinois Grade: 810   star stars  star_1077.gif animations mini other

The movement was serviced 11/18/16 and the watch is running and keeping time.

Housed in a 14K white gold Ball Model case. 

Porcelain enamel dial.

New beveled glass crystal

Manufactured by Illinois, Official Standard
Manufacturer: Ball - Illinois
Movement Serial Number: B802161
Grade: 810
Model: 11
Estimated Production Year: 1928
Size: 16s
Jewels: 23j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

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Price $2625.00  #BPW2161

 

 

 

Ball / Illinois Grade: 810   star stars  star_1077.gif animations mini other

The movement was serviced 11/3/2016 and the watch is running and keeping time.

Housed in a gold filled Ball Model case.

Porcelain enamel dial.

New beveled glass crystal.

I purchased this watch from the owner of the Webb C. Ball Traveling Watch Museum, where the watch has been on display for many years. 

The engravings on the back of the watch indicate that the watch was used, most likely in WWII, by an officer in the Costal Artillery Command, Charles M. Kennedy in the Officer Reserve Corps. 

Manufactured by Illinois, Official Standard
Manufacturer: Ball - Illinois
Movement Serial Number: B802824
Grade: 810
Model: 11
Estimated Production Year: 1928
Size: 16s
Jewels: 23j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

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Price $2595.00  WBPW2824

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Ball / Illinois Grade: 810   star stars  star_1077.gif animations mini other

The movement was serviced 8/11/16 and the watch is running and keeping time.

Hosed is a 14K WGF Ball Model case.

Porcelain enamel dial with a small chip repair near 1, which is completely covered by the bezel.

New old stock glass crystal.

Manufactured by Illinois, Official Standard

Manufacturer: Ball - Illinois
Movement Serial Number: B801347
Grade: 810
Model: 11
Estimated Production Year: 1928
Size: 16s
Jewels: 23j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Unknown Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

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Price $2895.00    #BPW1347

 

 

 

Ball by Elgin Grade: 333   star stars  star_1077.gif animations mini other Rare. 

The movement was serviced 6/30/16 and the watch is running and keeping time. The regulator whip and screw are missing, this does not prevent the regulator from full function. many were removed because it is just easier to regulate the movement with them.

Marked 333 many were not.

Bargain priced well below bottom book.

Very nice Ball Model gold filled case.

Porcelain enamel dial has a hairline between 10 and eleven and above 8.

New old stock glass crystal.

The movement was 
Manufactured by Elgin, Official Railroad Standard, 333
Manufacturer: Ball - Elgin
Movement Serial Number: 12281287
Grade: 334
Model: 7
Estimated Production Year: 1905
Size: 18s
Jewels: 21j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Unknown Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: Unknown
Railroad Grade: Yes

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Price $745.00  BPW1287

 

 

 

Ball Grade: 999N

The movement was serviced 6/4/16 including a new mainspring and the watch is running and keeping time.

Very nice gold filled Ball Model case.

Porcelain enamel dial.

New beveled glass crystal.

Manufactured by Hamilton, Official Railroad Standard
Manufacturer: Ball - Hamilton
Movement Serial Number: B604770
Grade: 999N
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1916
Size: 16s
Jewels: 23j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Motor
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

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Price $1595.00  # BPW4770

 

 

 

Ball Grade: 999B

The movement was serviced 6/2/16 and the watch is running and keeping time.

Gold filled Ball case.

Porcelain enamel dial.

New beveled glass crystal.

Manufactured by Hamilton, Official Standard
Manufacturer: Ball - Hamilton
Movement Serial Number: 1B19773
Grade: 999B
Model: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1951
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Circular Damascening Pattern
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

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Price $825.00    #BPW9773

 

 

Ball by Hamilton Grade: 999N

The movement was serviced 5/20/16 and the watch is running and keeping time.

A nice gold filled Ball Model triple hinged case. These cases are fairly rare.

Porcelain enamel dial.

New beveled glass crystal.

Manufactured by Hamilton, Official Railroad Standard
Manufacturer: Ball - Hamilton
Movement Serial Number: B604867
Grade: 999N
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1916
Size: 16s
Jewels: 23j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Motor
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

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Price $1495.00   # BPW4867

 

 

 

Ball Grade: 999G   star stars  star_1077.gif animations mini other   star stars  star_1077.gif animations mini other

Manufactured by Hamilton, Railroad Brotherhood Abbreviation, Official Railroad Standard.

The movement was serviced 3/3/16 and the watch is running and keeping time.

The porcelain enamel dial has a repair below the center hole.

New old stock high dome beveled glass crystal.

Gold filled case. Back engraved with the BLFE ( Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers.)

The movement is marked BLFE (Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers.)

Priced below bottom book which is $3500.00

Manufacturer: Ball - Hamilton
Movement Serial Number:642906
Grade: 999G
Model: 1a
Estimated Production Year: 1910
Size:18s
Jewels:19j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Circular Damascening Pattern
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Motor
Regulator: Ball
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions:5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Movement Markings: Official Brotherhood Markings, Adjusted, Double Roller
Notes: Manufactured by Hamilton, Railroad Brotherhood 

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Price $3000.00   #BPW2906

 

 

Ball by Hamilton Grade: 998 Elinvar   star stars  star_1077.gif animations mini other   star stars  star_1077.gif animations mini other

The movement was serviced 2/3/16 and the watch is running and keeping time.

Housed in a Beautiful Ball Model 14 WKGF case.

Porcelain enamel dial.

New old stock glass crystal.

This watch qualifies as "MINT" and if not for the inscription inside the back cover would be priced at $4500.00 or more.

I doubt this was was carried more than a couple of times.

That inscription reads Roy Lickman and RL are probably the initials on the back cover cartouche although they could be almost anything.

Manufactured by Hamilton, Official Standard, Bridge

Manufacturer: Ball - Hamilton
Movement Serial Number:B652654
Grade: 998
Model: 4a
Estimated Production Year: 1941
Size:16s
Jewels:23j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Bridge Plate
Barrel: Motor
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions:5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

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Hamilton Factory photo to cover engraving

 

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Price $2795.00    # BPW2654

 

 

Ball Grade: 999B

The movement was serviced 12/22/15 and the watch is running and keeping time.

Very nice gold filled Ball Model case.

New beveled glass crystal.

Melamine dial.

Manufactured by Hamilton, Official Standard

Manufacturer: Ball - Hamilton
Movement Serial Number:1B21009
Grade: 999B
Model: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1951
Size:16s
Jewels:21j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Circular Damascening Pattern
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate:3/4 Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions:6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

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Price $795.00   # BPW1009

 

 

Ball 999R 

The movement was jut serviced and the watch is keeping excellent time.

Housed in a 14 K white gold filled Ball RR case with stirrup bow.

Near Perfect porcelain enamel dial.

New beveled glass crystal.

Grade: 999R

Manufactured by Hamilton, Official Railroad Standard

Movement Serial Number:B618074
Grade:999R
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1925
Size:16s
Jewels:23j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Motor
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

 

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Price $1595.00  #BPW8074

 

 

This is a ball 16 jewel size 16 Commercial Standard pocket watch in a gold filled Hunter case.

The movement has just been serviced and the watch is keeping excellent time.

Serial number B641542 dates this watch to 1938 and manufactured by Hamilton

The regulator on this watch looks more like a Waltham to me but because Ball used a very strange serial number system and the serial number is for a Hamilton I am selling as a Hamilton, even though I have reservations. I thought that the 16 jewel Hamilton's were lever set but there are always exceptions.

Pendent set and wind

Perfect beveled glass crystal and near flawless dial, hunter faces are hard to photograph without reflection because of the front cover - Sorry.

All hinges open and close properly

There is an engraving on the inner dust cover and the cartouche has the letter G 

 

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Price $425.00     #BPW6415

 

 

 

 
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