I bought this brand new Ball from an Authorized Dealer about 3 weeks ago.
Call me anal... Call me a perfectionist (which I will readily admit)... but this brand new, straight from Ball (as the AD didn't have on in stock) has a scratch on the dial. I must admit that the AD would never have seen this scratch unless they looked at it under a loupe as it's just barely visible with the naked eye and only at a specific angle. I don't blame the AD for this in any way and haven't mentioned their name to "Protect the innocent". I'm sure they will make it right if I choose to bring it to their attention.
My question is weather or not I should even bother with the hassle of sending it back for a replacement. You really can't see it unless you have a loupe but you know how that goes. Once you know the defect is there it will always bug you even if you can't see it without magnification.
I discovered this while scrutinizing the watch to compare it's build quality with my Omega PO. Obviously these two watches are in two different price and class ranges but none the less, I don't feel this should be an acceptable flaw no matter what the price difference is between these two classes of watches.
I've attached several photos taken with my Canon digital rebel camera. This scratch is definitely under the crystal and on the dial. The watch has never been serviced or taken apart so this is definitely a factory defect.
The scratch is right under the "4" hour gas tube marker and it looks like part of the scratch is also just above the "4" hour gas tube marker as well. It looks like it might have happened when they were inserting the gas tube.
All opinions/suggestions are welcome and encouraged.