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BALL-HAMILTON 998-ELINVAR, WERE THEY THE BEST BALL OF ALL? "Click" to Login or Register 
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Ball-Hamilton 998 Elinvar

At only 2,700 produced they are not common.

With all things considered, perhaps these were the best Ball of all...


 
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Nicely finished porcelain-enamel dial...


 
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High shouldered, pattern-back case...


 
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Ball's exclusive stirrup-bow case design...


 
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B648717

Specially finished 950E based movement...


 
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Take another close look at all of the details...


 
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What do you say?
Big Grin
 
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WOW! That sure is a beauty Lin. A lot of collectors think the 950E is the best watch Hamilton ever made, and this is the Ball equivalent. That fancy high-shouldered stirrup bow case is cool too. Big Grin Cool Smile


Best Regards,

Ed
 
IHC Life Member
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Yes......the ultimate Ball Smile

Larry
 
IHC Member 376
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LINDELL
one of the best for sure looks like SUPER NICE ONE.
 
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Nice Watch. I will have to post some photos of the one I picked up in Portland last week.

Pete Cronos
 
IHC Member 638
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WELL...I can at least dream that I own this watch.

Beautiful Watch Lindell!

Mike
 
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Wish I owned Lndell's 998E. They just do not come in any better condition than this one. Very nice Lindell. Smile
 
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Lindell:
It would make a great retirement gift! Just drop it off at the condo any time you get the chance!
Cheers!
Joel
 
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Beautiful, I can dream too!


tboone
 
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Now I know for sure, that I have a serious addiction to watches.

My heart almost jumped out of my chest when I saw this one!

It's Fantastic all the way!
I would use gloves to handle this baby.

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sheila
 
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Picture of Rich De Young
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Amazing watch, This is the nicest Ball watch I have ever seen. Condition, Condition, Condition.

Hard to say what picture is my favorite.

Love them all. Smile
 
Picture of Bob Kapinos
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Sure would like to own one like that some day.

Bob
 
Picture of Clyde Roper
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Yeah, I never get tired of looking at that one.

What a dreamboat. Smile
 
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Lindell,
What a beauty!!
Hope you don't mind if I save a copy of your photos, need to give them to my wife so she knows what to get me for Christmas!!
Don't know what year that will be, hope I live to see it!!
 
Picture of Joseph Boone
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Wow beautiful example of of the 998E. I see a lot of Boones on this threadWink
 
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