Starting with the last one and continuing with the Roadmaster Icebreaker just announced, it seems that the Ball preorders no longer represent the value they once did. There’s really nothing about the Icebreaker that makes it a bargain at the preorder price of over $1800. That’s especially true when compared to most of them, where it was possible to get a nice watch for less than $1000. 904L and a power reserve indicator don’t add $900 worth of value when compared to the very tritium-heavy Starlight or the last Night Train.
I hope the next preorder offers more value for the price. It would be dumb of Ball to alienate all of their ADs with their low preorder pricing and then jack it back up again after they’ve sacrificed so many of their retail outlets.