Ball Waltham 16s 19J, circa 1914
RR Standard", Model 1899, OF
Lever Set, Stem Wind
Ball marked Nickel case
(Likely the RARE "Loaner" case)
The Ball Watch Company Railroad watches are some of the most
collectable and sought after Railroad watches today.
Dial: Absolutely beautiful original
Ball single sunk Ball "Official RR Standard" dial, with two tiny
hairlines. One Hairline near the 5 hour mark extends from the sub seconds
bit to the outside of the dial (about a quarter of an inch). The other
hairline is even smaller (about 1/8 of and inch), extending from the sub seconds
bit through the 6 hour mark, to the outside of the dial. As seen in
photos, these hairlines are hardly visible. It is uncommon to find an
original Ball dial in such good shape!!!
Movement: Nickel movement made by
Waltham runs good and keeps good time.
Marked 17 Jewels, Adjusted 5 positions with Sapphire Pallets. Also stamped
with the Gold "Official Standard" trademark. Has gold center
wheel and gold jewel settings. Recently cleaned and oiled.
Case: Keystone watch case
is marked "Ball Model". Bow is stiff, bezel and
back cover unscrew and screw on as they should. There are
also some spots on the inside of the back cover. See photos.
This is still a nice and hard to find, very rare case. Ball
watches were cased at the factory in Ball marked cases. It is believed
that the nickel cases were used exclusively for the loaner watches.
The back of the case has some design that looks worn and/or polished
Crystal: Glass crystal is in
excellent shape! "Crystal clear!"
A Ball Watch is a MUST for the
railroad watch collector. Don't miss out on this fine example
of an original Ball in a Ball Model case! Priced BELOW current book
value for this ultra rare case!!!