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    Is the Ball Trainmaster Cleveland too nice for a hard worker?

    I am thinking about changing my everyday watch (Is this what is referred to as a ‘tool’ watch?). Currently, I wear a Bell & Ross Fusion and it is beginning to show it’s age (9 years?). I am in love with the Ball Trainmaster Cleveland but I am worried that it may be too nice for everyday wear. I might be considered a rough wearer. I teach children, involving a lot of hard hand clapping daily. I also teach upscale adult learners, hence the desire for a nice watch. I also work in the yard and around the neighborhood, cutting weeds, tree branches ect. invariably remembering to take off my watch when I am already done...


    I am wondering if a mechanical watch would take too much beating from my lifestyle. Should I stay with a digital? If I stay digital, what is a nice watch around the $2,500 mark or less (new or used)?

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    Re: Is the Ball Trainmaster Cleveland too nice for a hard worker?

    I believe you are confusing the terms 'tool watch' and 'beater' sir. A tool watch is something you would use for work (ie. diver, pilot, etc) and a 'beater' is your everyday wear that you don't care too much about what happens to it.

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    Re: Is the Ball Trainmaster Cleveland too nice for a hard worker?

    Unless you work with a Jackhammer on a daily basis there's really nothing you described that would cause any issue with a mechanical watch whatsoever. I think that particular ball is gorgeous.... you have good taste... buy it, and wear it with confidence.

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    Re: Is the Ball Trainmaster Cleveland too nice for a hard worker?

    As for what watch, mechanical (many MANY options) for school, and I would suggest a G Shock for yard work.

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    Blah forgive me it is late here. That Ball IS gorgeous, go for it!

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    Re: Is the Ball Trainmaster Cleveland too nice for a hard worker?

    Your watch is showing its age and it's only nine!?

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    Personally I wouldn't get a leather strap when around kids. I deal with kids on a pretty regular basis at my job and I wear a cheap Timex beater with a metal bracelet that can be easily cleaned and disinfected. You can get all manner of Japanese dress watches that look nice for a lot cheaper. I think the ones you have posted are nice and can do fine with children, but I highly recommend metal over leather. Also make sure it's sapphire so you don't get scratches. Your watch will get scratched with the kids.
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    Re: Is the Ball Trainmaster Cleveland too nice for a hard worker?

    I agree. I think I'd opt for a bracelet if working with children. Being able to rinse off the watch regularly might prevent you getting sick about twice a year...
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    Re: Is the Ball Trainmaster Cleveland too nice for a hard worker?

    Thanks, I was wondering what 'tool' watch meant. No, I want a new 'beater'.
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    Re: Is the Ball Trainmaster Cleveland too nice for a hard worker?

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    Your watch is showing its age and it's only nine!?
    Yes, like I said, I consider myself to be a rough user. Other than the crystal, the case and the SS band is pretty scratched/banged up. I have asked the shop to fix the buckle four times.

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