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"433" could possibly indicate the grade of the watch and not the serial number of your movement. Serial numbers are usually more than a few digits.
From the American Horology Archive:

Ball - Record

Grade: 435

Manufactured by Swiss (Record), Ball Company

Manufacturer: Ball - Record
Movement Serial Number: 433
Grade: 435
Model: B
Estimated Production Year: 1960
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Case: Various
Database Version: v48.508

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Data Verification Reports

Birminghamcoin Supporter 8 · June 20, 2022

Serial Number 435 was reported as accurate.

Birminghamcoin Supporter 8 · June 20, 2022

Serial Number 435 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 25, 2021

Serial Number 433 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Not lever set.

dholmes Supporter 23 · January 15, 2021

Serial Number 433 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · June 18, 2020

Serial Number 435 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 19, 2020

Serial Number 435 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: The plate is marked 17 Jewels unadjusted on the
#435 watch in my hands. *****@aol.com]
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · May 12, 2019

Serial Number 170 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · May 12, 2019

Serial Number 170 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · May 12, 2019

Serial Number 170 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · October 12, 2018

Serial Number 433 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · April 28, 2018

Serial Number 433 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · December 25, 2017

Serial Number 323 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · August 6, 2017

Serial Number 435 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · October 21, 2015

Serial Number 435 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · September 30, 2015

Serial Number 435 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · April 27, 2015

Serial Number 177 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · December 11, 2014

Serial Number 498 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

annienurse 1 · October 10, 2014

Serial Number 25 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · June 16, 2014

Serial Number 116 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · February 16, 2014

Serial Number 30 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · December 27, 2013

Serial Number 38 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 15 jewel. k972v etched inside back cover 38 also
stamped on same cover.only other markings visible
swiss made.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · August 14, 2013

Serial Number 0276 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · July 8, 2013

Serial Number 0109 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Ball S/N 0109 is a grade No. 435 (with no B or C
suffix). It seems that 0001 to 0500 are grade No.
435
Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 435b to 435
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

txtimefan Supporter 101 · June 22, 2013

Serial Number 0278 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 435b to 435
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j