Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:

Ball - Waltham

Grade: Commercial Standard

Manufacturer: Ball - Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: B243909
Grade: Commercial Standard
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1910
Run Quantity: 2,000
Grade/Model Run: 20 of 35
Grade/Model Total Production: 16,340
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Circular
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: D26267, D32330
Movement Markings: Commercial Standard
Ball Watch Co.
Cleveland, O.
17 Jewels
Adjusted
Trade Mark
Pat.Nov.17.96
Case: Various
Database Version: v52.354
Advanced Metrics
PWDB Absolute Rarity Index:
Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
33.15
PWDB Relative Rarity Index:
Rarity within Manufacturer - Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
210.72
Share of Production:
Share within Manufacturer - Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
11.663%
Registry Population: 7 (0.35%)
Research Note: #B242511, #B243909: CS 17j; Corresponds to Waltham Serial run starting with #18,242,201

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Verification Reports for this Run

The following reports have been graciously submitted by dedicated members in reference to this production run. These reports are useful to verify data and track inaccuracies that require further research. Please note that reports may contain inaccurate information or assumptions that must be dilligently considered with other available sources.


HerbertTrw Supporter 142 · March 6, 2022

Serial Number B242511 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 12, 2021

Serial Number B243818 was reported as accurate.

nicnic Supporter 392 · May 21, 2021

Serial Number B243909 was reported as accurate.

Theshween1501 3 · May 16, 2021

Serial Number B243416 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 4, 2021

Serial Number B242473 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 29, 2020

Serial Number B242934 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 20, 2020

Serial Number B242473 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 21, 2019

Serial Number B242462 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 14, 2019

Serial Number B244184 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 9, 2019

Serial Number B244171 was reported as accurate.

tkarter 184 · December 19, 2018

Serial Number B244138 was reported as accurate.

cmdraven 4013 · November 23, 2018

Serial Number B244171 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 19, 2017

Serial Number B244118 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Railroad GRADE = YES

Railroad APPROVED in many cases = NO
Curator Response: Thanksf or the report. To prevent confusion, we consider "railroad grade" to be a watch that would have been accepted for service on American railroads at the time of production. A Pendant-set mechanism would exclude this watch from that classification.

Anonymous · January 18, 2017

Serial Number B243444 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 25, 2016

Serial Number B243755 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 20, 2016

Serial Number B244123 was reported as accurate.

Joerealtor 74 · May 4, 2016

Serial Number B244171 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 30, 2016

Serial Number B243793 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 9, 2016

Serial Number B244194 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 4, 2016

Serial Number B243841 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 27, 2015

Serial Number B243841 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 8, 2014

Serial Number B242928 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Movement is Pendant Set
Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4

Anonymous · October 12, 2014

Serial Number B243680 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Watch is stem set, not lever.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4

Anonymous · January 11, 2014

Serial Number B242891 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant

Anonymous · December 25, 2013

Serial Number B243835 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant

aropper 10 · November 5, 2013

Serial Number B243039 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant

aropper 10 · November 5, 2013

Serial Number B243110 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant

Anonymous · October 31, 2013

Serial Number B243197 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Not lever set.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4

aropper 10 · September 24, 2013

Serial Number B243039 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant

Anonymous · September 16, 2013

Serial Number B243970 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: this mvmt is signed "adjusted"
Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
Adjusted changed from No to Yes
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4

Anonymous · September 16, 2013

Serial Number B243970 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
Adjusted changed from No to Yes