Just got my first nice automatic, a Ball Cleveland Express with the blue dial.
It's a stunning watch. The dial is not as blue as the photos on Ball's website make it look - it's more of a steel blue, which is perfect for me. The only issue I've had so far is that the clear plastic protecting the sapphire crystal is stuck between the case and the band. Looks like the band has to come off to get that tiny bit of plastic out. Is that something I can do on my own? Rather not drive to the closest Ball AD.
Here's the new batch of pics: