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    Accidental Ball Collector

    Greetings,
    First post. Never heard of Ball in 2018. Going into 2020 I own five. You could accuse me of getting carried away but I love the lot. It all started with a Submarine Warfare preorder. Then I saw a Trainmaster 60 Seconds and thought it was the perfect Sunday watch, although I don't go to church. The Roadmaster Raffles was a bargain and so absolutely stunning in person. So I put down my foot and said enough! Then Ball goes and releases the Engineer Hydrocarbon Original, which is the Ball grail watch of all time -- believe me! That leaves a Pepsi Roadmaster Vanguard which I have no recollection of preordering. ;)

    Why, you might ask? I enjoy watching the sweeping hands of time. I got other brands of watches. I'm not comfortable wearing collectables in public. The Balls fly under the radar yet I admire them as much as some more expensive brands I have.

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    Re: Accidental Ball Collector

    WOW, well you have great taste!!
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    Re: Accidental Ball Collector

    One's an accident, two's a coincidence, but three or four--I think you're pretty much driving the car here (engineering the train?)--welcome to the club, you've got some great watches, and as I particularly like the vintage style, I love your 60 Seconds--wear them all in good health.
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    Re: Accidental Ball Collector

    Its very easy to become enamored with Ball watches. I have two and could easy buy more if I had the budget. They are not your run of the mill watches and have an identity of their own. You have a great collection. I love the Submarine Warfare. It was a toss up for that or the Deepquest, but in the end I went for the deepquest after getting a good deal from one of the members on here. I envy you having five!
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    Re: Accidental Ball Collector

    Great watches; I'm at one and quickly heading for three. Will likely hold there!!! Which version of the GMT did you get?
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    Re: Accidental Ball Collector

    The Vanguard isn't a GMT, it's a dual time.
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    Re: Accidental Ball Collector

    Quote Originally Posted by mjwatch View Post
    The Vanguard isn't a GMT, it's a dual time.
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    Good point!!! I speak loosely calling it a GMT as it doesn't have a 24 hour dial. For the math capable the 24 hour dial is redundant.
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    Re: Accidental Ball Collector

    Im waiting for someone to put their Raffles up for sale, though I should probably just buy one new before they sell out.
    Great collection. I too have kinda accidentally built up a collection. I'm at 6 and plan on getting down to 2.

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    Dear Lord the Roadmaster with the red bezel is stunning.
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    Re: Accidental Ball Collector

    Beautiful collection.

    Great taste, especially in your straps.

    Enjoy them.
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