I thought I found an ideal Ball watch for vacations - a quartz diving watch that I would be use able to tell time in the dark. I also confirmed with Ball that the Railroader was an actual release, and that it was released a long time ago.
Unfortunately, the tritium had faded too much by this year. It was very faint. For now my LL Bean Self-Illuminating Sports watch will pull vacation duty. Although I never took the plastic off I could see the Railroader was very well finished. Ultimately, I returned it.
Now I can start a new search for my permanent Ball Watch.