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Ball Official Standard Railroad Pocketwatch circa 1930

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American made railroad grade pocket watches were the finest quality pocket watches of the era; of such high standards and quality, that the Swiss attempted to copy the work of the American firms to the point of producing watches with American sounding brands or movement names. We offer here a fine example of American watch making from the early part of the 20th century. We invite you to read all the copy and view the finely detailed photos.

A great condition and especially attractive vintage Hamilton Ball Official Standard railroad grade pocket watch circa 1930. Featuring 16-size open face white gold filled screw back case, a beautiful condition single sunk enamel dial with large black enamel arabic numerals, prominent black enamel minute indexes, and  blued steel spade hands. Powered by high grade 21 jewel, 5 adjustments, lever set Hamilton caliber 999 movement with gold set jewels and beautifully damascened nickel plates. Note, the dial is free of any cracks or hairlines, common on enamel dials of this era.

A finel condition vintage esteemed Ball railroad watch in a very desirable white Ball signed Keystone case, with minimal wear, and free of any personalized engraving and with popular “stirrup” bow. In excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. An impressive piece of of our nation’s history to wear, or display on a mantle or cabinet in one of our hand crafted wood pocket watch stands. (See photo shown with turned hardwood stand SKU 35614 for $150)

NOTE: Lever set pocket watches use a lever located under the screw off bezel which slides out to release the mechanism that locks the time setting feature. This is a protective device required of all railroad grade watches so that the time cannot accidentally be changed by the crown dislodging. This safety feature was required when strict standards of quality and accuracy were instituted in 1893 after the tragic train crash outside Chicago.

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Rolex Serial Numbers and Clasp Codes

Rolex Serial Numbers

Rolex Production Year Serial Number
2010 G
2009 V
2008 M OR V
2007 M OR Z
2006 D OR Z
2005 D
2005 F
2004 F
2003 F
2002 Y
2001 K OR Y
2000 K,000,001
2000 P,000,001
1999 A,000,001
1998 U,932,144
1997 U,000,001
1996 T,000,001
1995 W,000,001
1994 S,860,880
1993 S,000,001
1992 C,000,001
1991 N,000,001
1991 X,000,001
1990 E,000,001
1989 L,980,000
1988 R,598,200
1987 R,000,001
1987 9,400,000
1986 8,900,000
1985 8,614,000
1984 8,070,022
1983 7,400,000
1982 7,100,000
1981 6,520,870
1980 6,434,000
1979 5,737,030
1978 5,000,000
1977 5,008,000
1976 4,115,299
1975 3,862,196
1974 3,567,927
1973 3,200,268
1972 2,890,459
1971 2,589,295
1970 2,241,882
1969 1,900,000
1968 1,752,000
1967 1,538,435
1966 1,200,000
1965 1,100,000
1964 1,008,889
1963 824,000
1962 744,000
1961 643,153
1960 516,000
1959 399,453
1958 328,000
1957 224,000
1956 133,061
1955 97,000
1954 23,000
1953 855,726
1952 726,639
1951 709,249
1950
1949
1948 628,840
1947 529,163
1946 367,946
1945 302,459
1944 269,561
1943 230,878
1942 143,509
1941 106,047
1940 99,775
1939 71,224
1938 43,739
1937 40,920
1936 36,856
1935 34,336
1934 30,823
1933 29,562
1932 29,132
1931
1930 23,186
1929
1928 23,969
1927 20,190
1926 00,001
 

Rolex Clasp Codes

Bracelet CodeYear
A or VA1976
B or VB1977
C or VC1978
D or VD1979
E or VE1980
F or VF1981
G1982
H1983
I1984
J1985
K1986
L1987
M1988
N1989
O1990
P1991
Q1992
R1993
S1994
T or W1995
V1996
Z1997
U1998
X1999
AB2000
DE2001
DT2002
AD2003
CL2004
MA2005
OP2006
EO2007
PJ2008
LT2009
RS2010
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