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  1. #16

    Default Re: Hamilton Ball Serial Number Question (RE: DennyI)

    Nice!
    Kent
    That guy down in Georgia

  2. #17

    Default Re: Hamilton Ball Serial Number Question (RE: DennyI)

    Denny,

    Looks to be in pretty good condition. Nice find.

    Rhett
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    Default Re: Hamilton Ball Serial Number Question (RE: DennyI)

    Thanks. Actually the watch looks better than the scan shows. The Ball case even has some of the gold-filled stamp remaining on the bottom edge. He had collected some pretty nice watches. A recently retired RR worker.

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    Default Re: Hamilton Ball Serial Number Question (RE: DennyI)

    I was cleaning our a drawer and came across a copy of a Hamilton Product Specification for model 998B 16 size watch movement part number 38000. I don't remember sharing this before, but then again, I forget lots of things these days.

    Date of Original issue 12-8-39, Revised 12-12-49 and retyped 8-8-52.

    "Note A - Model 998B movements, part #38000, serially numbered 2B001 to 2B700 inclusive, were converted to model 999B movements, part #38001, in accordance with the specification for that model except that the identifying characteristic of the serial numbers was not changed to '1B' (one B).

    Similarly, model 998B movements, serially numbered 2B701 to 2B800, inclusive, were converted to model 950B movements, part #34000, in accordance with the specification for that model except that the identifying characteristic of the serial numbers was not changed to 'S'."

    It then describes using an alternate barrel assembly for the 998B

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    Default Re: Hamilton Ball Serial Number Question (RE: Don Dahlberg)

    Thanks for the information Don. Nice find and it is much appreciated. Nothing like hard facts.

    Can someone speak to the 2B801-2B1000 numbers. There was some information that these numbers were also finished as 950b's.

    Has anyone seen/recorded a 950b in this range?


    Thanks

    Charlie

  6. #21

    Default Re: Hamilton Ball Serial Number Question (RE: crsides)

    Here's another Ball Hamilton 999B marked 2B499.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 2B499v2.jpg  

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    Default Re: Hamilton Ball Serial Number Question (RE: cons14)

    999B with serial number 2B699 recently sold on ebay as parts. Dial, hands, case, and movement in seperate auctions by the same seller. Looks like the movement and case got back together again..

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