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Rodney Leon

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I'm afraid this is only the dial for an 0-size Waltham. It is unlike any other dial I have seen on Waltham's Ball "Queen" models. Does anyone have this dial on a movement?
Hi Jerry After seeing this I had remembered bidding on one and lost. I searched and finally found it in a past listing if you copy and paste....ANTIQUE 0S BALL SPECIAL GOLD FILLED POCKET WATCH Into the advanced search on eBay and go to to completed auctions it will come up.
 
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Jerry Treiman

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Hi Jerry After seeing this I had remembered bidding on one and lost. I searched and finally found it in a past listing if you copy and paste....ANTIQUE 0S BALL SPECIAL GOLD FILLED POCKET WATCH Into the advanced search on eBay and go to to completed auctions it will come up.
THANKS! If the dial is original to that watch, then maybe Ball just used these as a simple private-label dial for any movement they wanted to case and sell.
 
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I saw that 0s. I don't believe it's an original combination. I also think
I have seen that dial for sale within the past year. I did
buy a 0s Queen dial in the last 18 months and he had one like that.



Rob
 

Rodney Leon

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Another Ball. These were made for the someone wanting a good time keeper but not spending the extra for a Railroad approved one. This one keeps the time as good as my other Balls.
Ball Commercial Standard 1908, 17 jewel. (all original)
Manufacturer Ball Waltham Grade commercial Standard, Model 1899,16 size, Adjusted, Pendent set. Single sunk Ball Watch Co, Commercial Dial. Marked Ball Commercial Keystone watch case, double swing out hinged, J.Boss, 8361937.

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One thing totally cosmetic is the gold flashed logo medallion/seal (a plug set into the barrel bridge)
into the movement. These always intrigued me as well.

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Rob
Musicguy, what's the story on the gold plug logos? Do they only appear on Ball Commercial Standard watches or all Ball watches within a specified s/n range?
 

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