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    Ball Identification Help

    I have an older wristwatch with no name on the dial. It says Ball Company 17 jewels and unadjusted Swiss on the works. Any idea of the model and approximate year for this one? Thanks for your help!
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    Re: Ball Identification Help

    Moved to the more suitable forum.
    My guess: 40s Fireman of some kind, check the museum on Welcome to BALL Watch
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    Re: Ball Identification Help

    Some movement pics with the rotor moved would show more of the underlying bridging would be most helpful. The sweep second and automatic make me think more late 50s or 60s. I've not seen a Ball with no dial designation before so I suspect a redial.

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    Re: Ball Identification Help

    Redial and 1950's is where I'd place my bet. Maybe very late 1940's but a rotor auto?


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    Re: Ball Identification Help

    Its an Eta - possibly bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: ETA 1256 - 1950 at the earliest.
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    Re: Ball Identification Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    Its an Eta - possibly bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: ETA 1256 - 1950 at the earliest.
    I thought ETA but I wasn't going to search for it


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