While in Hong Kong recently I decided to see if I could source a metal bracelet for my Orbital, as I'd purchased it originally with a rubber strap, but wanted a change. Tracked down the Ball shop in Lee Garden Road, Causeway Bay no problem. This was the first solus Ball outlet I'd ever seen and just about every Ball model from the current line up was on display, including the new Orbital, which I also tried on.
Upon enquiry about bracelets I was directed by the helpful staff to the Ball service centre a few MTR stops away at Des Voeux Road West in Sheung Wang. There to my delight was an amazing and quite large Ball service centre operation tucked away on the 13th floor of a tower block. When I entered I was immediately reassured that I'd be seen straight away, even without an appointment and to my delight a very helpful technician took my watch away, emerging 30 minutes later with a metal bracelet fitted and ready for sizing. All for a great price as well, so I am more than happy because the watch feels better balanced on the correct metal bracelet.
So here it is with new metal bracelet:
If you're in HK check them out.
PS Just noticed in this photo that the angle of my wrist looks like it's starting to pop open the crown protector, which does happen from time to time during normal wear. Not a massive problem though.