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Sold Pristine Ball Hamilton Pocket Watch Railroad Model 999 Housed in the Most Popular Stirrup Bow Wadsworth Ball Model Case circa 1927

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We have a very special offering for your consideration: this Ball Hamilton Pocket Watch Railroad Model 999P circa 1927. This is one of the highest-grade pocket watches manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company or any other watch manufacture of the day. This Ball Hamilton Model 999P was manufactured in partnership with Webb C. Ball who at the request of the U.S Department of the Interior set the standard for timekeeping in 1894. Webb C. Ball did not produce any pocket watches himself; rather he worked with the major watch companies to produce these finest of Railroad Grade Pocket Watches. The serial number would be the major identifier as to the manufacture working with Ball. This is truly a collector’s pocket watch, it is referred to as triple signed that is the dial, movement and case is all marked Ball Model. This is truly an exceptional Ball Hamilton Grade 999 Pocket Watch and ready for daily wear or as a wonderful addition to any collection.


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


All Antique and Vintage Pocket Watches are cleaned, oiled and adjusted for accuracy and warranted for one full year from date of purchase.

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We have a very special offering for your consideration: this Ball Hamilton Pocket Watch Railroad Model 999P circa 1927. This is one of the highest-grade pocket watches manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company or any other watch manufacture of the day. This Ball Hamilton Model 999P was manufactured in partnership with Webb C. Ball who at the request of the U.S Department of the Interior set the standard for timekeeping in 1894, this was after a disastrous 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 to produce these finest of Railroad Grade Pocket Watches. The serial number would be the major identifier as to the manufacture working with Ball. This is truly a collector’s pocket watch, it is referred to as triple signed that is the dial, movement and case is all marked Ball Model. Not only is this a triple signed Ball Hamilton we also have a highly desired of configuration with the Rose Gold Fill Ball Model Stirrup Bow Case, Grade 999 Movement and the porcelain Ball Official Railroad patented dial. Hopefully the many pictures and extreme magnification help tell the story of this finest of Railroad Pocket Watches.

This Ball Hamilton 999P Pocket Watch is housed in this highly desired 14K Rose Gold Fill Stirrup Bow Case, Catalog Case #126. The Ball Stirrup Bow Case is in excellent condition with only a pinhead size dimple, the only issue and very minor. This case was patented by Webb C. Ball and manufactured by the Wadsworth Case Company and is marked “Ball Model” on the inside back cover. The 14K Rose Gold Fill Case was manufactured in limited production runs keeping demand high, the Rose Gold was very popular in the Art Deco motif of the day. The engraving is still crisp with no personal engraving yet. This is truly an exceptional Ball Hamilton Grade 999 Pocket Watch and ready for daily wear or as a wonderful addition to any collection.

The Ball Hamilton is faced with this porcelain Single Sunk Ball Official Railroad Dial. This highly desired patented Ball Dial has the “Official RR Standard” written out, one of the most desired of all Railroad Dials. This Ball patented dial does have some minor crazing or minor hairlines, still a fine dial showing beautifully. This dial is made using two copper plates, and then baked with many layers of Silica giving the dial the depth and this deep rich porcelain finish. This beautiful dial is highlighted with the original heat-treated blued steel Spade/Spade Railroad Hands. This fine Ball Hamilton shows beautifully and is sure to be appreciated for generations to come.

This all-original Ball Hamilton 999P Pocket Watch is a size 16, measuring 2 inches in diameter the most popular of sizes. Then this Ball Hamilton 999P Movement is again of the highest of grade movements. The wind is smooth as any pocket watch, just an incredible movement. This fine movement has the unique circular damasking pattern with 21 fine Ruby and Sapphire Pallet Jewels. Then the 999P also has a high-grade micro regulator, double barrel, gold balance weights, raised gold and flush jewel settings, gold center wheel and train; lever set stem wound with a steel escapement. This 999P is also adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, all designed for extreme accuracy. This is Ball Hamilton is one of the finest Railroad Grade Pocket Watches manufactured and the one most collected of all pocket watches.

This fine timepiece has just been serviced and is an excellent timekeeper as designed. This is another excellent example of the late 19th early 20th Century ingenuity that made the American Pocket Watch a worldwide standard for accuracy and beauty in timekeeping.

All Antique and Vintage Pocket Watches are cleaned, oiled and adjusted for accuracy and warranted for one full year from date of purchase.

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Gender Male
Condition refurbished
Material Pocket Watch
MPN Pocket Watch
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