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These are some great looking watches Ball/Ham 998e "Click" to Login or Register 
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WOW! if you were going to keep a watch, one like this one fit the bill.
Serial # B648071

 
Posts: 5158 | Location: North Georgia Mountains in the U.S.A. | Registered: March 31, 2006
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Posts: 5158 | Location: North Georgia Mountains in the U.S.A. | Registered: March 31, 2006
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Posts: 5158 | Location: North Georgia Mountains in the U.S.A. | Registered: March 31, 2006
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Beautiful watch, but MAN that stirrup bow is worn thin!! Eek

Otherwise, gorgeous!

Regards! Mark
 
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It is worn thin mark, that is why that I hate watch chains, otherwise a really great case.
 
Posts: 5158 | Location: North Georgia Mountains in the U.S.A. | Registered: March 31, 2006
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Yep! I use a leather fob between my chain swivel and ORRS bow when I carry, even though the hole in my stirrup bow is really thick and could easily be used with a chain.

That's pretty heavy metal too!

I wonder if the older versions, like this one, were solid gold bows, and later versions gold filled. You don't see that kind of wear through on the later versions, like my 999B, but you sure do on these. It even looks like it could be solid gold in your picture.

Just thinking out loud here.

Regards! Mark
 
Posts: 3603 | Location: Estill Springs, Tennessee, USA | Registered: December 02, 2002
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Don't you just love these Ball dials?

 
Posts: 5158 | Location: North Georgia Mountains in the U.S.A. | Registered: March 31, 2006
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I am cleaning the case up while I wait on the ultra sonic thought to post a shot of the movement for the above Ball/Waltham. Serial # B245410

 
Posts: 5158 | Location: North Georgia Mountains in the U.S.A. | Registered: March 31, 2006
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They always make ME smile, that's for sure! Smile

Regards! Mark
 
Posts: 3603 | Location: Estill Springs, Tennessee, USA | Registered: December 02, 2002
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The proportion and length of hands is important to overall appearance. The Ball designs seem to do this very well.
 
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