Hess, Jeffrey

Jeffrey P. Hess, an NAWCC member for over thirty years, is an experienced researcher of watches, having provided material and data for others' works as well as authoring his own. Additionally, he successfully runs several watch businesses.


Jeff has provided a lot of original information to Roy Ehrhardt over the years, who utilized it in a number of his books. He has also been a contributor to "The Railroaders' Corner" column in the NAWCC Bulletin. Jeff has served at the Mid-South Regional convention in Chattanooga, TN, lending his expertise to identify and evaluate watches brought in by the public in a Clock & Watch "Road Show" style program. More recently, having the access to the Ball family papers, Jeff has been a regular poster on the NAWCC Message Board, detailing the activities of the Webb C. Ball and his son Sidney Ball, and their companies.

Successful Horological Business Owner

Jeff Hess, with his wife Katrina, owns and operates Hess Fine Arts, a retail watch and jewelry store in St. Petersburg, FL and also one of the largest antique pocket watch sales operations on the internet. He also is the owner and CEO of BALL Watch USA, a firm that traces its history back to Webb C. Ball's original companies. As such, Jeff has extensively researched Webb C. Ball and Sidney Ball and their various companies, having the access to the Ball family papers and he is authoring a book entitled On the Ball: The Story of Webb C. Ball.


The Best of Time: The Unauthorized History of Rolex, 2nd Edition, Jeffrey P. Hess & James M. Dowling, Schiffer Publishing Ltd, December 2001

On the Ball: The Story of Webb C. Ball, Jeffrey P. Hess, Due to be released late 2009

Richard Arbib & the Beginnings of the Hamilton Electric Watch, Jeffrey P. Hess, Due to be released late 2009

This page has been seen 6,437 times.

    • Created by on
      Last updated by on
  • Contributors:

NAWCC Forums

Know Your NAWCC Forums Rules!

NAWCC Forums

Find member

Recent Activity

Icon Legend

  • Normal page
  • Color code

    • Content has new updates
    • Content has no updates

Share This Page

Readability Information

An automated review of this page attempts to determine its readability in English (US). The page contains roughly 305 words across 25 sentences.
Readability score
Readability score: 48.27
Grade level
For the information in this page to be accessible to the widest audience of readers, both a high readability score and a low grade level are ideal.

Staff online

Forum statistics

Latest member
Encyclopedia Pages
Total wiki contributions
Last edit
Watch case by Kent
Top Bottom