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Sold Antique Ball Hamilton Pocket Watch Grade 999P 21 Jewel Official Railroad Standard Housed in Yellow GF Railroad Case circa 1925

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Folks we have special offering for your consideration this Ball Hamilton Pocket Watch Official Railroad Standard Grade 999P. The Ball Hamilton Railroad Pocket Watch was manufactured in partnership with The Hamilton Watch Company and Webb C. Ball who set the standard for “Railroad Timekeeping” at the request of the U.S Department of the Interior in 1893, this was after a disastrous train accident between two mail trains with extensive loss of life and propriety all due to a faulty timepiece. Webb C. Ball did not produce any pocket watches himself; rather he worked with the major watch companies of the day to produce these finest of the Railroad Grade Pocket Watches. Webb C. Ball later went on to become the Head Timekeeper for all the major railroads and maintained the timing from Canada trough the U.S. and into Mexico. Not only was he responsible for the railroad workers pocket watches but also the clocks in all the major train stations which were used as reference for the pocket watches. This Ball Hamilton Official Standard Pocket Watch is again one of the highest grade Railroad Pocket Watches manufactured and is one of the most collected of all Railroad Pocket Watches.


This is another excellent example of the late 19th early 20th Century ingenuity that made the American Pocket Watch a worldwide standard for beauty and accuracy in timekeeping.


All Antique and Vintage pocket watches are cleaned, oiled and adjusted for accuracy. Then we also include a full one-year warranty from the date of purchase.

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Folks we have special offering for your consideration this Ball Hamilton Pocket Watch Official Railroad Standard Grade 999P. The Ball Hamilton Railroad Pocket Watch was manufactured in partnership with The Hamilton Watch Company and Webb C. Ball who set the standard for “Railroad Timekeeping” at the request of the U.S Department of the Interior in 1893, this was after a disastrous train accident between two mail trains with extensive loss of life and propriety all due to a faulty timepiece. Webb C. Ball did not produce any pocket watches himself; rather he worked with the major watch companies of the day to produce these finest of the Railroad Grade Pocket Watches. Webb C. Ball later went on to become the Head Timekeeper for all the major railroads and maintained the timing from Canada trough the U.S. and into Mexico. Not only was he responsible for the railroad workers pocket watches but also the clocks in all the major train stations which were used as reference for the pocket watches. This Ball Hamilton Official Standard Pocket Watch is again one of the highest grade Railroad Pocket Watches manufactured and is one of the most collected of all Railroad Pocket Watches. Hopefully the many pictures and extreme magnification helps tell the story of this Official Railroad Standard Pocket Watch.

This Ball Hamilton Grade 999P Movement is manufactured to the highest standards and was named “The Official Railroad Standard” Pocket Watch and is a size 16, which measures 2 inches in diameter the most popular of sizes. This fine extra fine movement has 21 jewels fine Ruby Jewels and Sapphire Jewels, this is referred to as a frictionless movement in which the pinions or axles, which holds the gears, are set into the jewels and with a with a touch of oil creating again a frictionless movement. This fine Ball Hamilton 999P has the patented Ball circular damasking, beautifully crafted and in very good condition. The 999P Movement is adjusted to 6 positions with a double roller and adjusted to heat cold. This also has a high-grade micro regulator, gold balance weights, raised and flush gold jewel settings, gold center wheel and train; lever set stem wound with a steel escapement. This is a very collectable Ball Hamilton Grade 999P circa 1925; one of the finest of all Railroad Grade Pocket Watches manufactured.

The Ball Official Railroad Standard Pocket Watch Dial is probably the most collected and sought after of all pocket watch dials. This is referred to a Ball Hamilton Single Sunk Railroad Dial with the Ball Arabic ‘Boxcar” font with the Ball Official RR Standard Logo. This Ball patented dial is the height of functionality, a beautiful dial with minor crazing on the dial, the only defect on the pocket watch. This fine Ball Hamilton Movement is housed in beautiful NAWCO Security Model Railroad Case in excellent condition with only minor pocket wear. These Ball Pocket Watches are appreciating in value and even with the minor crazing on the dial this is still a fine collectable pocket watch that shows beautifully. This fine dial is highlighted with the original Blued Steel Spade/Spade Railroad Standard hands. This extremely high-grade Ball Hamilton Official Railroad Standard Railroad Pocket Watch is a wonderful timepiece and again shows beautifully.

This is another excellent example of the late 19th early 20th Century ingenuity that made the American Pocket Watch a worldwide standard for beauty and accuracy in timekeeping.

All Antique and Vintage pocket watches are cleaned, oiled and adjusted for accuracy. Then we also offer a full one-year warranty from the date of purchase.

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