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    Ball Road Master Preorder

    OK here is the first one of these I can get in line for.

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    Re: Ball Road Master Preorder

    Spoke too soon. Lumed GMT scale on the bezel, and no tube in the GMT hand. What's the point of the lumed bezel? Wish there was a non GMT version. They really need Phillipe back designing these things. He would not have missed that. I really like the white tubes. Shame about the GMT setup. I could never look past that error.
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    Re: Ball Road Master Preorder

    I like the stainless with blue accents. The preorder price is attractive for a chronometer, too.

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    Re: Ball Road Master Preorder

    Quote Originally Posted by samanator View Post
    Spoke too soon. Lumed GMT scale on the bezel, and no tube in the GMT hand. What's the point of the lumed bezel? Wish there was a non GMT version. They really need Phillipe back designing these things. He would not have missed that. I really like the white tubes. Shame about the GMT setup. I could never look past that error.
    Isn't this the GMT hand?



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    Re: Ball Road Master Preorder

    happyscrappy: Yes, you did circle the GMT hand, but the point was that it is not GTLS-lumed, in fact, it is an open triangle, through which you can see the hour marker, below it--it does appear, though, to have a t-tube at it's very tip, so maybe not a problem?

    That said, I agree with Michael, don't need GMT on this, or just about any. Would like to have seen a bit of a lume at the 3 to make for a symmetrical array at night (there's plenty of space there next to the date window), also really don't like rubber straps as Ball's default for any DLC-cased watch--and--might as well say it--would have preferred a black dial date wheel on a black dial, black-cased watch....(if there was some white GTLS at the 3, then the white dial probably would have been OK).

    Pre-order prices are reasonable IF you really wanted/needed a GMT complication, but if you were buying it despite the GMT--as a basic watch--seem pretty high, really, and the normal retail seems well over the top--personally would pass on this one.
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    I'm a little bit confused. The description states 38 tubes. Looks like 11 for each hour (minus 3 o'clock -- why isn't there a smaller tube at 3 with all that space!?!), 3 total on the hands (if you look close at the mock up the gmt does appear to have a green tube on its tip), and 12 slim green tubes on the gmt bezel totaling 26 tubes.

    Where are the remaining 12 tubes?

    Is it possible the remaining 12 tubes are in fact large green tubes under the number cutouts on the gmt dial? What do you all think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonlighting View Post
    I'm a little bit confused. The description states 38 tubes. Looks like ... and 12 slim green tubes on the gmt bezel totaling 26 tubes.

    Where are the remaining 12 tubes?

    Is it possible the remaining 12 tubes are in fact large green tubes under the number cutouts on the gmt dial? What do you all think?
    I think you meant 12 slim yellow tubes on the bezel. Perhaps (?) the 11 hour marks are made up of two tubes each under an outer white box (making 22), plus three on the hands (12 + 22 + 3)--but even if that were so, that still would leave one unaccounted for. Interesting question.
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    Re: Ball Road Master Preorder

    I love that maroon color Ball uses. Especially on that medium-dark grey dial. You can always count on Ball to liven up your collection.
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    I like it. I am looking for a gmt also. Alas, I am on a buying hiatus.

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    I hate to say this none of the new ball models in the last several years interest me at all and I own three maybe next year.


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