Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:

Ball - Waltham

Grade: Official Standard

Manufacturer: Ball - Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: B223437
Grade: Official Standard
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1907
Run Quantity: 1,800
Total Production: 71,260
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Circular
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
U.S. Patents: D26267, D32330
Movement Markings: Official RR Standard
Ball Watch Co.
Cleveland, O.
17 Jewels
Adjusted
5 Positions
Sapphire Pallets
Trade Mark
Pat.Nov.17.96
Case: Various
Database Version: v48.266
Research Note: #B223437, #B224168, #B224296: 17j ORRS OF LS A5P, #B224264, #B224599: 17j ORRS OF, #B224694: 17j ORRS OF LS A5P "Montgomery's Safety Numerical Dial"; Corresponds to Waltham Serial run starting with #13,218,601

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Data Verification Reports

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B225000

ebsrods 57 · July 31, 2022

Serial Number B223437 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · June 21, 2022

Serial Number B224687 was reported as accurate.

Hughesy 1 · June 2, 2022

Serial Number B224264 was reported as accurate.

Levi1962 2 · May 12, 2022

Serial Number B224742 was reported as accurate.

2mnyboxers Supporter 314 · April 18, 2022

Serial Number B223437 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: This serial number B223437 is 17J
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 19j to 17j

Anonymous · September 21, 2021

Serial Number B224189 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 2, 2021

Serial Number B224296 was reported as accurate.

2mnyboxers Supporter 314 · August 18, 2021

Serial Number B223437 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 17 Jewels
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection for further evaluation and documentation.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 19j to 17j

Anonymous · June 23, 2021

Serial Number B224382 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 29, 2021

Serial Number B224264 was reported as accurate.

Fakwtc17 33 · April 7, 2021

Serial Number B224407 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 16, 2021

Serial Number B223361 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 19j to 17j

Anonymous · January 23, 2021

Serial Number B224428 was reported as accurate.

billkov 97 · December 13, 2020

Serial Number B224168 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 17, 2020

Serial Number B224105 was reported as accurate.

Artworks 8 · July 23, 2020

Serial Number B223846 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 19j

Artworks 8 · July 23, 2020

Serial Number B223846 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · June 26, 2020

Serial Number B224432 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Mine has a closed face matching ball Hunter
otherwise all else is good

Anonymous · January 27, 2020

Serial Number B223303 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 19j to 17j

Anonymous · December 28, 2019

Serial Number B223409 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 19j to 17j

Anonymous · August 4, 2019

Serial Number B223956 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 29, 2019

Serial Number B224382 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: BRT logo on movement and dial in Grey, green and
red, otherwise correct

Anonymous · July 11, 2019

Serial Number B224821 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 5, 2019

Serial Number B223409 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 19j to 17j

Anonymous · February 25, 2019

Serial Number B224731 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 4, 2019

Serial Number B224446 was reported as accurate.

bubba70 543 · January 29, 2019

Serial Number B224446 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 13, 2019

Serial Number B223791 was reported as accurate.

WLBelkriver33 804 · December 22, 2018

Serial Number B223956 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 15, 2018

Serial Number B224432 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 29, 2017

Serial Number B224830 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 2, 2017

Serial Number B223456 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 19j to 17j

Anonymous · December 1, 2017

Serial Number B224830 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 6, 2017

Serial Number B224830 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 18, 2017

Serial Number B223856 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 23, 2017

Serial Number B223897 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 25, 2017

Serial Number B224295 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 25, 2016

Serial Number B224027 was reported as accurate.

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

Anonymous · July 14, 2016

Serial Number B224164 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: movement is 17 jewels
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · February 9, 2016

Serial Number B224295 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: mine is 17 jewels adj 5 positions
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · January 21, 2016

Serial Number B224300 was reported as accurate.

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

Anonymous · January 18, 2016

Serial Number B224300 was reported as accurate.

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

Anonymous · January 15, 2016

Serial Number B224300 was reported as accurate.

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

Anonymous · October 16, 2015

Serial Number B224203 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: This movement when it still existed was a 17
jewel.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

ncplumber 150 · September 19, 2015

Serial Number B224199 was reported as accurate.

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

Toadman 1 · August 8, 2015

Serial Number B223517 was reported as accurate.

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

crispy 313 · July 17, 2015

Serial Number B224694 was reported as inaccurate.

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

wabash 134 · April 21, 2015

Serial Number B224706 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: B224706 is 17J, the rest is correct.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · January 18, 2015

Serial Number B224668 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 17 jewels not 21 jewels *****@roadrunner.com
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · October 26, 2014

Serial Number B224910 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: wrong jewels
Curator Response: Please always indicate the jewel count of your watch when submitting an error report. Simply stating that the jewel count is incorrect does not help.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4

Anonymous · August 12, 2014

Serial Number B224794 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 17 jewel...not 21
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4

Anonymous · June 30, 2014

Serial Number B224604 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 17 jewels sapphire pallet
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4

Anonymous · May 5, 2014

Serial Number B223574 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: B223574 is a 17-Jewel movement, correctly marked,
fronting ORRS 24-Hour with red radial 13-24 dial
*****@roadrunner.com
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4

Anonymous · May 4, 2014

Serial Number B223712 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 17 jewel
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4

Anonymous · February 17, 2014

Serial Number B224604 was reported as accurate.

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

mdeshaies 40 · February 16, 2014

Serial Number B224604 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: My watch, serial # B224604 is a 17 jewel movement.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4

Anonymous · February 13, 2014

Serial Number B224732 was reported as accurate.

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

Anonymous · February 13, 2014

Serial Number B224732 was reported as accurate.

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

wabash 134 · December 8, 2013

Serial Number B224706 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Note: 17 jewel, 3/4 plate
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4

Anonymous · December 1, 2013

Serial Number B223729 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 17 jewel not 21
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4

jacobwalls07 143 · November 21, 2013

Serial Number B223740 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 17 JEWEL
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4

Anonymous · October 29, 2013

Serial Number B223517 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 17 jewel not 21
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4

creak0 61 · July 31, 2013

Serial Number B223556 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Marked 17 jewels
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4

eparso 59 · July 5, 2013

Serial Number B223574 was reported as accurate.

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

Anonymous · June 24, 2013

Serial Number B224203 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 17 jewel not 21
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4

ncplumber 150 · June 16, 2013

Serial Number B224199 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 17 jewel, instead of 21
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4