Ball Trainmaster Officer is acting up...advice please!
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    Ball Trainmaster Officer is acting up...advice please!

    Hi guys,

    My recently acquired Ball Trainmaster Officer manual wind just started acting up today. I went to wind it, and when it got to about 75% power, the gears started slipping and not engaging. It felt like a slip/grind. I tried a little more and it would kind of wind, but mostly not. Any idea of what might be going on? I bought it used, and the warranty card is dated 2012...so I am S.O.L. there. Thanks in advance

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    Re: Ball Trainmaster Officer is acting up...advice please!

    Nothing you can do other than to have it checked out by a competent local repairman--the movement is simple and does not need to go to Ball. Too many variables to suggest what the actual problem is, and what it would take to correct--likely cost would be something along the lines of a full service, plus possibly the cost of a replacement part or two--maybe to the tune of $250-$300? Definitely do NOT continue to wind and manipulate on your own.
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    Re: Ball Trainmaster Officer is acting up...advice please!

    That sounds about right to me. I'm not familiar with manual movements and don't know what is in your watch. The first thing to do is look up the calibre of the movement such as RR 2701 maybe? Once you know what it is see if it is listed here > Ball Movements

    When you identify the base movement you can then contact watchmakers and ask if they are familiar with the movement. If they answer quick and in a positive tone then take them the watch. Any hesitation from the "Pro" and I'd keep looking.
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    Re: Ball Trainmaster Officer is acting up...advice please!

    Thanks for the tips guys. I guess I just need to get it checked out. I will look and see if there are some watch repair places in my area.

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    Re: Ball Trainmaster Officer is acting up...advice please!

    A good watchmaker should be able to correct this issue.

    The great thing about most Ball watches is the fact that they are easy to work on and service by most any competent watchmaker.

    Good luck.
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