RARE BALL 23j HAMILTON 999 DeLONG 4 STAR RAILROAD POCKET WATCH BOOKS $10k
Item History and Pricing
CONDITION – CONDITION – CONDITION! MAN, THIS WATCH IS IN FANTASTIC CONDITION – IT IS MINT! PERFECT CRISP MOVEMENT, AWESOME MINT ORIGINAL PORCELAIN DIAL, FANTASTIC ORIGINAL “BALL MODEL” STIRRUP BOW CASE WITH NO WEAR TO BRASS, NO DINGS, NO DENTS AND NO SCRATCHES (light surface cuff sc...ratches from normal use). ONE OF THE NICEST EXAMPLES I HAVE SEEN IN 30 YEARS!
THIS IS THE VERY RARE, FOUR (4) STAR, LESS THAN 100 KNOWN TO EXIST, 100% FACTORY ORIGINAL, UNMOLESTED, BALL, HAMILTON, MODEL 1, GRADE 999N, 23-JEWEL WITH THE “DeLONG” ESCAPEMENT WITH THE UPRIGHT “D” SHAPED PALLET JEWELS AND STRAIGHT PRONGED ESCAPE WHEEL GEAR.
NO RESERVE AUCTION! – THIS WATCH HAS IT ALL INCLUDING THE CLASSIC OFFICIAL RR STANDARD DIAL IN MINT CONDITION & THE BALL MODEL, STIRRUP BOW, 14K GREEN GOLD FILLED CASE IN NEAR PERFECT CONDITION.
BUT THAT IS JUST THE ICING ON THE CAKE – CHECK OUT THE RARE HAMILTON MADE BALL 999, 23-JEWEL, MOTOR BARREL, MOVEMENT WITH THE DeLONG ESCAPEMENT – WOW!
IF YOU LOOK IN THE SHUGART “COMPLETE PRICE GUIDE TO WATCHES” 2016 PRICE GUIDE YOU WILL SEE THAT THE TOP VALUE OF THIS WATCH IN MINT CONDITION IS $10,000.00. THIS EXAMPLE IS AS CLOSE TO MINT AS YOU CAN GET, YES IT IS THE $10,000.00 EXAMPLE. IN AVERAGE CONDITION THIS RARE WATCH BOOKS $3,500.00.
The Ball Watch Company, and Webb C. Ball himself, have gained almost mythic stature in the century-plus since the first Ball watches entered railroad service. Ball watches are probably the closest thing there is to a “gold standard” among railroad watch collectors today. OFFERED FOR AUCTION IS ONE OF THE NICEST AND ONE OF THE MOST DESIRABLE MODELS I HAVE EVER OFFERED!
THE MOVEMENT IS Pendant wind and lever set. IT IS SIGNED “Ball Watch Co.; Cleveland, Ohio; 23 jewels; Adjusted 5 Positions; Trademark Official Standard; MOTOR BARREL, serial number B605764 (1913)! This watch has a solid gold center wheel gear (the big gear in the center is cut from solid gold), solid gold train of gears (each and every gear is made from solid gold), solid gold balance screw weights, solid gold screwed in jewel settings, ruby train jewels, sapphire upright “D” shaped pallet jewels, jeweled winding barrel, fantastic damaskeening and polished screws! No expense was spared in the making of this fine timepiece.
The plates were made to Ball’s specifications and were cased, adjusted and regulated in-house by Ball. The movement is in excellent physical and mechanical condition – running perfectly. The balance has perfect poise and a strong fast beat! This is the model “1”.
THE 100% ORIGINAL “BALL MODEL” SIGNED “STIRRUP BOW” 14K GREEN GOLD FILLED CASE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION – NO WEAR TO BRASS – NO MAJOR DINGS, DENTS OR SCRATCHRES. JUST LIGHT NORMAL SURFACE WEAR AND ULTRA LIGHT SURFACE “CUFF” MARKS.
THE “BALL OFFICIAL RR STANDARD CLEVELAND” SIGNED DIAL IS PERFECT WITH NO HAIRLINES AND NO CHIPS.THE FACTORY ORIGINAL BLUE STEEL HANDS ARE PERFECT.
IF YOU HAVE EVER CONSIDERED OWNING ONE OF THE FINEST POCKET WATCHES ON THE FACE OF THE PLANET – THE CENTER PIECE TO ALMOST ANY COLLECTION – THIS IS YOUR CHANCE – LOW OPENING BID AND NO RESERVE!
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