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Later Ball-Hamilton 18-size images...

(Unless otherwise stated the watches shown are from my collection.)

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"Official Rail-Road Standard"

Ball-Hamilton ORRS 19-Jewel 503954 with appropriate dial...


 
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Ball-Hamilton ORRS 19-Jewel 503954 from 1906 production...


 
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"Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen"

21-Jewel BofRT 533069 with rare multi-colored signature dial...


 
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21-Jewel BofRT 533069 housed in an uncommon BofRT case...


 
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21-Jewel BofRT movement 533069 is from 1906 production...


 
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This is one of very few examples of complete Ball-Hamilton "Brotherhood of Locomotive
Firemen & Enginemen" with appropriate matching dial that we are aware of at this time.

All the 21-Jewel Ball-Hamilton Brotherhoods are rare and this one from 1908 is among
the most difficult to find. The example shown below is from the Larry Buchan collection.

I have, an identical watch in my collection, we verified 17, 19 and 21-Jewel examples.


Ball-Hamilton 21-Jewel BofLF&E 548814 with matching dial...


 
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Here is the very rare BofLF&E trademarked logo dial closeup...


 
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Ball-Hamilton 21-Jewel BofLF&E number 548814 movement...


 
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"Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers"

This dial has a period-correct "Ball Watch Co. Cleveland" signature like the movement
and this BofLE dial also has 24-hour numerals which makes it a very unusual item.


Ball-Hamilton 21-Jewel 644007 with matching BofLE dial...


 
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By this time sales were slowing for 18-size watches in general and these Brotherhoods
with their premium prices attached were evidently not an easy sale. For example, this
particular movement was produced in 1910 but did not leave the vault at Hamilton for
four years, finally making a 1914 journey to the Ball Watch facility in Cleveland, Ohio.


Here is the attractive 21-Jewel BofLE 644007 Movement...


 
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"Order of Railway Conductors Standard"

21-Jewel ORC 644083 with rare Multi-Colored ORC Dial...


 
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21-Jewel ORC 644083 Multi-Colored ORC Dial Closeup...


 
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Sharp and uncommon 21-Jewel ORC 644083 Movement...


 
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The word "rare" is often misused in our hobby. Certain of the Ball-Hamilton Brotherhoods
were produced in small numbers which is also true of the 18-size 23-Jewel Ball-Hamilton.


Dial and hands view of this very uncommon watch...


 
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Only 100 numbers from 644301 through 644400 were blocked circa 1910 to produce
these very rare 23-Jewel Ball Hamilton movements such as you see illustrated below.

This is one of only 10 that are known to have survived at this time.


Ball-Hamilton 23-Jewel number 644332 movement...


 
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Here is 923040 from the last run ever of the 18-size Ball-Hamilton watches which were
from 923001-923500 during 1911 production. That last 500 would be the end, period.


Dial and hands are typical of late 18-size examples...


 
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Number 40 from the final 500 signals the "end of the line" for 18-size Ball-Hamiltons.

Ball-Hamilton 17-Jewel number 923040 movement...


 
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More 18-size Ball Watches are shown in these topics...


RARE Ball-Howard an 1890s Beauty

Early Ball-Hamilton 18-size Images

Ball-Elgin (all were 18-size) Images

Later Ball-Hamilton 18-size Images

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