Ball Trainmaster "Train Cleveland" 60 Seconds 43mm??
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    I just stumbled across this watch over the weekend on some of the used/overstock vendors. It looks like a 43mm 60 Seconds with a Conrail logo on the dial. It's referred to as the "Train Cleveland." 21mm lug width.

    Do any of you know anything about this model? I've been away from collecting more Ball watches for the past few years and thought I would refamiliarize myself with the lineup. This one seems interesting (unlike the Royal Blue joke of a watch Ball apparently followed through with).

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    Re: Ball Trainmaster "Train Cleveland" 60 Seconds 43mm??

    "Roberev"--A flash from the past!! The Trainmaster Cleveland ("Conrail) is an LE that came in a small number with both a black and white dial version to commemorate the rail line--they had an odd issue number, like "237"(?) to coincide with the length in miles, I believe, of the route, from one extreme to the other--in the northeast. Nice looking, but like the L&I, would be perfect without the rail-line logo--for me at least (also, at 43mm, a bit on the large size). They do the day/date window better on this one than on the regular "Cleveland".
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    Re: Ball Trainmaster "Train Cleveland" 60 Seconds 43mm??

    Definitely one of their better looking "Cleveland" models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timefleas View Post
    . Nice looking, but like the L&I, would be perfect without the rail-line logo--for me at least (also, at 43mm, a bit on the large size
    I've been looking for one of these for about 6months now and when i saw the sale i got all excited until I saw that logo.. spoiled the excitement totally

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    Re: Ball Trainmaster "Train Cleveland" 60 Seconds 43mm??

    It’s a nice watch but agree with the others that the logo spoils it for me.

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    So, I bought it…. I'm a sucker for the traditional train watch and the logo doesn't bother me for some reason. Perhaps it's the blue logo working with blued hands. 43 mm is my perfect white watch size. Sadly, however, this was misadvertised. It's only 41mm with 20mm lugs, like the regular Trainmaster 60 Seconds .

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    Re: Ball Trainmaster "Train Cleveland" 60 Seconds 43mm??

    it may be 2mm short but from this side of the screen it looks like a great fit
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    Re: Ball Trainmaster "Train Cleveland" 60 Seconds 43mm??

    For me, though the logo is intrusive, it is not a deal braker--I could live with it--I didn't get one because of the size--and now I see it would have been great (41mm for me is good, 43mm OK, but would prefer the 41mm)--I know of a few still available, so will have to give it serious thought...
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    Re: Ball Trainmaster "Train Cleveland" 60 Seconds 43mm??

    Quote Originally Posted by roberev View Post
    So, I bought it…. I'm a sucker for the traditional train watch and the logo doesn't bother me for some reason. Perhaps it's the blue logo working with blued hands..
    It does look good on your wrist

    Enjoy your watch mate, and wear it in good health!

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