Ball Railroad Official Standard
Very nice and all original, this Ball Railroad Official Standard is in outstanding condition. Certainly considering it is better than 105 years old. Just look at the movement picture. All screw heads, plates, gold jewel settings are near perfect. It looks like it was never serviced. If it was, the watchmaker was very good.
This is a fully signed Ball Railroad Official Standard with 19 jewels and adjusted 5 positions. The gold-filled Railroad case is signed “Ball”. The original signed dial looks great and so does its original blued steel hands (correct railroad style). The only thing imperfection I can find is there is a very small chip at the edge of the dial right at the lever. During servicing, we can fill that in so it will all but disappear.
It is very difficult to find all original Ball RR pocketwatches in this condition.
*Photos are of the watch in its current, unrestored state.
The price includes full restoration and repair. The work will be performed after purchase. This entails proper service of the movement, a new mainspring, and anything else that would be necessary to bring the watch into proper working order. Case cleaning and refinishing are also included. The extent of case refinishing, if any will be left up to the new owner.
Once you’ve made your purchase, please contact us so we may discuss the restoration and case refinishing.
Please allow 1-2 weeks after purchase for service to be completed.
Our goal is to achieve what we refer to as “Sympathetic Restoration”; in other words, bringing the watch back as close as possible to its original appearance without the need to remove all signs of its former life. We don’t want to dramatically change its history.
During the restoration, we only use period-correct parts, and in most cases, genuine factory parts from the same time period as the watch.