I accidentally dropped my Engineer Hydrocarbon Classic (white face) from a height of over three meters (I was standing on my bed at the time). It started to run +5s/min. Even though I was entirely at fault, Ball repaired the watch under warranty, and even paid for return Fed-Ex shipping. I had been expecting an expensive repair, and the money I put aside for it can now go towards another watch. It's only fitting that I get a Ball. I'm inclined towards one of the 38mm Engineer Master IIs. I like the size. I'm getting a bit tired of big watches. The polished finish is a bit too blingy for my taste, but I figure I can get the watch bead-blasted. Anyway, Ball is a great company, and they really stand behind their product.