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    Ball marvelight, DJ2 homage?

    I guess I like it, but it looks very much like a homage to the Rolex DJ2

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    Ball marvelight, DJ2 homage?

    Considering Ball has had this case for nearly 12 years now this is kind of an Arabic update with our the Arabic numbers. ~tc~ may like the blue dial version if this actually comes here.

    Don't get the name? At first I though it may be a new version with the back lit date. Specs don't indicate anything exceptionally new, but I can't get the night view to launch on my ipad.
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    Re: Ball marvelight, DJ2 homage?

    It looks like it would be a highly legible watch with the thick tubes. I'd like to see the blue and gray dials in person. I'm curious what the name signifies. A did a Google search on Marvelight and came up empty for relevance.
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    Re: Ball marvelight, DJ2 homage?

    Lume is blue indices with green hands........

    Simple, robust, but I would not consider it an elegant piece, and it definitely has that Rolex influence we are likely to see more of from the new design engineer.

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    Re: Ball marvelight, DJ2 homage?

    Sorry, but looks like another step backwards for Ball. Please for the love of God, no more cyclops date windows. For the most part the rolex style influences are not a good thing for Ball, IMHO. The only exception that I could think of would probably be the Milgauss second hand.

    Just can't see the Marvelight as a design improvement, I'm sorry to say.

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    Re: Ball marvelight, DJ2 homage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparrowhawk View Post
    Please for the love of God, no more cyclops date windows. For the most part the rolex style influences are not a good thing for Ball, IMHO.
    I agree with this. They need to do more of the special things they have done - antimagnetic, backlit GTLS features, etc. there's already a "Rolex lite" it's called Tudor.

    But not with this...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparrowhawk View Post
    Just can't see the Marvelight as a design improvement, I'm sorry to say.
    As samanator said...

    Quote Originally Posted by samanator View Post
    ~tc~ may like the blue dial version if this actually comes here.

    Specs don't indicate anything exceptionally new, but I can't get the night view to launch on my ipad.
    I see this as the actual successor to the original Fireman I.

    Works on my iPad, date does not appear to be backlit.

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    Re: Ball marvelight, DJ2 homage?

    Not exactly a huge step forward, but still a very cool looking design, and a nice high-lume option for those considering a non-diver from the EMII series.

    Love those fat blue tubes!

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    Re: Ball marvelight, DJ2 homage?

    Quote Originally Posted by samanator View Post
    Considering Ball has had this case for nearly 12 years now this is kind of an Arabic update with our the Arabic numbers. ~tc~ may like the blue dial version if this actually comes here.

    Don't get the name? At first I though it may be a new version with the back lit date. Specs don't indicate anything exceptionally new, but I can't get the night view to launch on my ipad.
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    Re: Ball marvelight, DJ2 homage?

    Date Adjust II Homage is not an accurate statement given this is one of Ball's oldest designs for the modern era. If any thing the smooth bezel has been a EII/EMII trait from the start with the new lines, but kind of a new recent thing for Rolex. Not like smooth bezels are an original for both. The wider tubes is just a natural progression from existing designs.

    Besides I'm of the opinion that homage only applies to the original OEM of a model or if the company has the approval or owns the IP to produce the piece.
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    Re: Ball marvelight, DJ2 homage?

    tc, glad that someone likes it. Here's what I mean by a step back, the Marvelight has a dial that resembles the EHC Classic II, just look at Mick Arthur's recent posting regarding his addition, without the EHC case. The hands are also similar, if not exact to the hands on several Trainmaster models, like my Voyager GMT. We've already mentioned the cyclops date window...

    So for me, it looks like parts of several different Ball watch designs were thrown together with a cyclops date window. Personally, I'd much rather have the EHC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~tc~ View Post
    I agree with this. They need to do more of the special things they have done - antimagnetic, backlit GTLS features, etc. there's already a "Rolex lite" it's called Tudor.

    But not with this...



    As samanator said...



    I see this as the actual successor to the original Fireman I.

    Works on my iPad, date does not appear to be backlit.

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