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Ball Hamilton Pocket Watch Railroad Grade 999A with Train Engraved Case circa 1907

$2,295.00 $1,575.00

We have a very special offering for your consideration; this pristine Ball Hamilton Pocket Watch railroad grade 999A circa 1907. This is one of the highest-grade pocket watches manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company or any other watch manufacture of the day. 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. This is truly a collector’s pocket watch with this wonderful configuration: stunning 999A movement, pristine Ball official patented railroad dial, train engraved case and highlighted with beautifully blued Steel spade hands.

This is an 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.

This  Ball Hamilton Pocket Watch has just been cleaned, oiled and adjusted for accuracy. This entails a complete disassembly, all parts cleaned in an ultrasonic bath, and reassembled using the finest watch oil and gear grease.

This antique Ball Hamilton Pocket Watch is warranted for one full year from the date of purchase.

 

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We have a very special offering for your consideration; this pristine Ball Hamilton Pocket Watch railroad grade 999A circa 1907. 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 999A was manufactured in partnership with Webb C. Ball who at the request of the U.S Department of 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. This is truly a collector’s pocket watch with this wonderful configuration: stunning 999A movement, pristine Ball official patented railroad dial, train engraved case and highlighted with beautifully blued Steel spade hands. Hopefully the many pictures help tell the story of this finest of Ball Railroad Pocket Watches. 

This all-original Ball Hamilton 999A Pocket Watch is a size 18, measuring 2 ¼ inches in diameter. The Ball Hamilton 999A Movement is again of the highest grade movements manufactured. The movement is pristine without reckless jewelers tool marks or corrosion, the Gold lettering is still crisp and clean. This fine movement has the desired sunburst damasking pattern with 21 fine Ruby and Sapphire pallet jewels. Then the 999A also has a high-grade micro regulator, double barrel, gold balance weights, gold screw jewel settings, gold center wheel and train; lever set stem wound with a steel escapement. This 999A 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. 

The Ball Hamilton is faced with this pristine porcelain Single Sunk Ball Official Railroad Dial. This patented Ball dial has the “Official RR Standard” written out, one of the most desired of all railroad dials. 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 railroad hands. This fine Ball is housed in this pristine Philadelphia Case Company Silverode Case. The case has the popular steam locomotive engraving, sometimes referred to as a Choo-Choo Case. The engraving it still crisp with no wear or scratches. This fine Ball Hamilton shows beautifully and would make a stellar addition to any collection.  

This is an 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.

This  Ball Hamilton Pocket Watch has just been cleaned, oiled and adjusted for accuracy. This entails a complete disassembly, all parts cleaned in an ultrasonic bath, and reassembled using the finest watch oil and gear grease.

This antique Ball Pocket Watch is warranted for one full year from the date of purchase.

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