Ball Watch Company ordered movements to his exacting specifications from highly-regarded watch companies in the U. Specially-marked and damaskeened movements were ordered from top American manufacturers Elgin, Hamilton, and Waltham as well as from Swiss manufacturers Audemars Piguet, Gallet, Longines and Vacheron Constantin. These movements met the highest standards in commercial watchmaking and were quite expensive and sought-after even during their manufacture and use.
10, 1907, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers honored his efforts by appointing Ball as an honorary member. Today, Ball Watch Company models are some of the most prize railroad watches available. We've offered a few rare Ball models over the years, but few rarer than this Ball-Illinois gentleman's pocket watch with enameled bezel and rotating seconds bit. Accompanied by an equally rare and mesmeric mechanical fob and chain, the watch represents all that is impressive and genteel about the Golden Age of American horology.
Please take a moment to admire the images of special order Ball-Illinois movement of this timepiece, as they illustrate one of the most stunning examples of 20th century horological engineering one could fine. It's such a beautiful mechanism, machined to such exacting standards that it's humbling to consider today.Dial, case movement all are completely original to this watch as it emerged from a New England estate in period presentation box. We've hand-polished the case; cleaned, oiled and calibrated the movement.
If you're looking for an refined means to tell the time, you've found it! As many of our fine buyers and repeat clients know, each day we offer a smattering of things we've picked up here and there, many fine watches and pieces of jewelry that for one reason or another we'll not be offering on our Web site some new old stock! Watches this week include a'20s ladies antique watch or two,'30s Deco pieces, a'40s military style wristwatch, and fine Retro stainless steel wristwatches that are representative of a style thats becoming all the rage; as well as gold rings and vintage wire lug examples perfect for restoration. Coming up are sterling silver wristwatches and a few items dug out of the workbench drawer of a retired watchmaker or two.
Don't know anything about wristwatches? Have no idea about your grandfather's railroad pocket watch? We're one of the Web's largest vintage wrist and pocket watch dealers and are delighted to answer any questions you have about the timepieces we offer or those heirlooms you're unsure of.
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Strickland Vintage Watches is a member of the. National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. We invite you to find out more about us by clicking on our ME page! The item "Men's 1927 Ball Watch Co. Pocket Watch with Chain & Presentation Box SERVICED" is in sale since Thursday, December 01, 2016.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "strickland_vintage_watches" and is located in Tampa, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.