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    BALL ENGINEER III SILVER STAR NM2180C POLISH NAVY!

    Hi

    I'm new to this forum and I would like to share with you the review of this unique watch... (sorry about some issues with my english)

    This limited edition of the Ball watch, in 100 copies, was made to commemorate recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Polish Navy. It happened not so long after regaining independence by this European country in november 1918 after 123 years of annexation.

    It's the first such limitation concerning Poland (proud of it's history) and that's why so exceptional. I'd like to share with you my impressions about this exquisite specimen.

    This model was made on a basis of a mass-produced Engineer III with all its characteristic features. A case is made of stainless steel. The diameter dimensions are 46 mm, and the height - 13.45 mm. The watch is big but not excessively, so it looks good on a hand. On the right side of the case is placed a big and twisted crown. Its surface is decorated with a logo of the producer. Operating of the crown is easy and a thread works really well.

    What attracts my attention the most, is a deep blue color of the dial. The color that brings the sea to mind, isnít certainly the standard one used by the producers of watches but on the other hand, itís still appropriate for everyday use. Nonetheless, itís still quite a bold proposition. Despite the intense color, the dial is very distinct. Besides the Ballís logo, at 3 oíclock is placed a date indicator which shows the day of the week and month. At 6 oíclock is located the Polish Navyís logo - the symbol of the anchor connected to the Polish flag. Digits are filled with blue luminescent mass what makes them visible clearly in low-light. What also deserves attention are 14 tritium gas tubes. The dial is protected with a sapphire crystal, covered with an anti-reflective layer. A massive, twisted bracelet made of stainless-steel - keeps well the watch in the right place of the wrist. The bracelet has a folding buckle.

    The watch case-back, also stainless-steel and fired with acid, presents a compass dial with drawn meridians and parallels on it. In the central part is placed the bachelor's cross of the Navy with an upraised caperís arm. Thereís also a full name of the Polish Navy, dates designating the anniversary and an unique number of one of the 100 copies.
    Inside the watch is a BALL RR1102-SL movement. Itís equipped with a patented anti-shock system Spring LOCK and a guarding system Amortiser.
    Shock resistance is 5.000G. Worth noticing is that thanks to mu-metal shield the case is anti-magnetic (to 80000 A / m) and the watch is water resistant to 100 m (330 ft).

    some photos attached, isn't it nice looking?

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    What colour is the tritium? The attached pic doesn't show.. thanks. It's a nice looking watch but I think the lume would be blinding bright 🙂

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    Re: BALL ENGINEER III SILVER STAR NM2180C POLISH NAVY!

    I attached some additional photos, on which you willsee this effect, I hope. It depends also on the screen for sure. Personally, Iwould not say that it is excessively clear. Even if the idea of ​​the whole composition is quite bold.

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    and more pictures of it's crown & case back :

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    Re: BALL ENGINEER III SILVER STAR NM2180C POLISH NAVY!

    Outstanding!
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    Re: BALL ENGINEER III SILVER STAR NM2180C POLISH NAVY!

    Very beautiful dial, especially the emblem/coat of arms on the front, and that engraving on the case back. Fantastic piece, enjoy it in good health.
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    Re: BALL ENGINEER III SILVER STAR NM2180C POLISH NAVY!

    I love the Ball Limited Editions--often better than their regular models--yours is great, your review very nice and your pictures are fantastic.
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    Re: BALL ENGINEER III SILVER STAR NM2180C POLISH NAVY!

    I love watches with a nod to history, and I enjoyed your review, thank you. Wear proudly and in good health.

    Also, much respect for Polish warriors, whether winged hussars on horseback, or paratroops of 1st Polish Airborne Brigade jumping into Arnhem!
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    Re: BALL ENGINEER III SILVER STAR NM2180C POLISH NAVY!

    these watches are still on sale online and in stores in Poland. About 50 pieces left

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    Re: BALL ENGINEER III SILVER STAR NM2180C POLISH NAVY!

    Quote Originally Posted by seskomandor View Post
    these watches are still on sale online and in stores in Poland. About 50 pieces left
    Haha, thanks for the tip ... I wish. Unfortunately, I have small wrists and I have tried on the Explorer III previously. It looks perfect on you, but I look like I am wearing a dinner plate! Am holding out to see the 40mm Ball AeroGMT II in the metal.

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    Re: BALL ENGINEER III SILVER STAR NM2180C POLISH NAVY!

    If Ball released a Royal Navy model it would sell like hot cakes.

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