18 size 17 jewel open face lever-set Official RR Standard pocket watch movement/dial/hands. Movement is a Ball Hamilton Grade 999 and is from the first run of Grade 999 production which was a block of 400 watches spanning serial numbers 13001 to 13400. Movement is beautifully finished with gold jewel settings, gold balance screws, circular pattern nickel damaskeen, and a polished steel disk around the balance jewel setting. Dial is a sunk-seconds enamel with Ball Watch Co. Official RR Standard marking, but dial is of somewhat later vintage than movement as the original dial would have had a Ball & Co." marking as seen on the movement rather than the "Ball Watch Co. Marking of the present dial. Movement serial number is 13106.
Fully wound and balance wheel tilts to the side indicating a likely bad balance staff and/or balance jewel(s). Nice looking movement cosmetically with excellent color and luster but has some scattered scratches with the most notable being to the barrel bridge. Dial has a hairline to its upper portion running between 51 minutes and 4 minutes, has a few fine scratches within its seconds-register, and has a small edge flake at the setting lever area.
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This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches". The seller is "fhwatch" and is located in Dunbarton, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.