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Ball Waltham 16s 19J, circa 1914

"Official 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 off. 

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!!!