My grandfather was an engineer for B&O railroad, as was his father, in southern Indiana. My dad, born 1947, inherited a couple pocket watches from them - an Elgin and the Ball pocket watch in the photo below. He just had the Ball repaired and it's running well now. Also had the crystal replaced. The watch repair guy - a very knowledgeable and nice person - said the watch is circa 1935 and was likely made as part of a collaboration between Ball and Hamilton. Case is solid gold. Just wondering if anyone had any other tidbits to offer. I really like the watch. The chain is also from around 1935 or earlier and has a pocket knife attached.
Sorry I don't have any more pics. My dad just texted me this one.
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