Company name:  Ball

Website: ballwatch.com

Year founded: 1895

Headquarters: United States

Parent: Independent

Webb C. Ball was born in 1847. When Standard Time was first adopted in 1883, he was the first jeweler to use time signals, bringing accurate time to Cleveland, Ohio. The Ball Watch Company did not manufacture watches directly, but the company helped develop the specifications for watches used in railroad service. Webb Ball established strict guidelines for the manufacturing of sturdy, reliable precision timepieces, including resistance to magnetism, reliability of time keeping in 5 positions, isochronism, power reserve, accompanied with record keeping of the reliability of the watch on each regular inspection. Today’s criteria for the certification of each COSC Officially Certified Chronometer are still based in part upon Webb C. Ball’s standards.

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