Webb C. Ball Signed Dial 14K Gold Howard Series VII Pocket Watch CA1890s

Webb C. Ball Signed Dial 14K Gold Howard Series VII Pocket Watch CA1890s

WEBB-BALL-GOLD-HOWARD-WATCH-GL2019-03
$5,000.00
Webb C. Ball Signed Dial 14K Gold Howard Series VII Pocket Watch CA1890s
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Webb C. Ball Signed Dial 14K Gold Howard Series VII Pocket Watch CA1890s

WEBB-BALL-GOLD-HOWARD-WATCH-GL2019-03
$5,000.00

1 available for immediate delivery

Product Details


14K Yellow Gold Howard Series VII Hunter Case Pocket Watch with Webb C Ball Signed Dial
U.S.; Howard; Mans; Serial# 223,718; C. 1890s
CASE: The 14K yellow gold, 18-size, hunter case features floral and machined decorations.
DIAL: This white porcelain dial displays Arabic numerals, umbrella hands and is signed Webb C Ball Cleveland, O.
MOVT: This 15-jewel, stem-set, movement has full adjustments with lever escapement is nickel with a ¾ plate layout and is signed.
CONDITIONS:
C 2 (The case is in perfect condition)
D 2 (The dial is in perfect condition)
M 3 (The movement is in very good condition)

BALL Watch is one of the most respected and established watch brands in the United States. Webster Clay Ball showed a commitment to the quest for accuracy in timekeeping and upheld the highest of standards. You may have heard of the expression keeping everyone "On the Ball".

Between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the world was entering a new age and with the industrialization came the need for accurate timekeeping throughout the USA.

Already established as one of the master watchmakers in the USA, Webster Clay Ball was recruited to devise a set of standards used for railroad pocket watches and personally supervised the trainmen’s timepieces.

With exacting requirements of accuracy and quality, Ball pushed other watch companies, such as Waltham & Hamilton etc., and improved on the watches with additional jewels, adjustments and overall higher standards.

For his remarkable achievement, Ball was recognized by the Horological Institute of America and made an honorary member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

To this day, many of the pieces created during his tenure remain functional, which makes the Railroad Grade one of the greatest legacies of American watch making.