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    Diver TMT glamour shots

    Hi All,
    I'll be updating this thread shortly with more photos of the upcoming Diver TMT.

    Here are the full specs.

    Engineer Master II Diver TMT
    Reference number: DT1020A-PAJ-BK
    Movement: Automatic Ball Cal. 9018
    Cold temperature endurance to -40°
    Functions: Hours, minutes, sweep seconds, date;
    bidirectional rotating inner bezel;
    thermometric indicator ranging from -35°C to 45°C (-30 to 110°F);

    53 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability

    Case: Titanium case with Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating;
    diameter 42mm,
    height 14.9mm;
    anti-reflective sapphire crystal;
    screwed-in crown, water-resistant to 300m;
    antimagnetic to 4,800A/m;
    shock-resistant – withstands 5,000Gs shock test

    Band: Rubber strap
    Variation: Stainless Steel case with silver dial & stainless steel bracelet (DT1020A-SAJ-SL)
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    Last edited by Ernie Romers; August 15th, 2007 at 20:15.

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    Re: Diver TMT glamour shots

    Oh man - wicked cool indeed!

    As with the Night Train, are the crowns to remain un-coated? I actually dig the contrast. Very nice!

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    Wow...I think I might actually like this model more than the Night Train with the T100 super tubes! There's something about the dial layout that just works sooo well...and I don't mind the contrast of the non-coated crowns, set against the black DLC case...kind of industrial cool! I LIKE!
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    Re: Diver TMT glamour shots

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianS View Post
    ...I'd be all over this TMT Diver if it weren't for the price tag...
    I'd have to agree with you, Brian...for the admission price of the TMT Diver, I could get 2 Night Trains, for my wife, Crazy4Suki, and myself...and a BIG bag of chips!
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    Re: Diver TMT glamour shots

    Questions on the temperature dial:

    1. Does it still function if the main spring have no power ?
    2. Can Ball confirm the temperature reading is unaffected by skin temperature ?

    Question on limited quantity:
    1. Is 2006 units include both DLC and silver ? Or is it 2006 units of DLC and 2006 units of Silver

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    Re: Diver TMT glamour shots

    Very cool indeed and I am seriously looking at this for -40 celsius snowmobile riding.

    For average everyday wearing, how accurate would the thermometer be? Would body heat and exposure to hot weather affect the accuracy?

    Another question. Would there be any problems importing a Ball watch with T25 or higher Tritium into Canada? I'm not sure about the legalities of importing tritium into the country.

    Very nice watch though. Very sharp and I do find the black case appealing.

    Looking forward to more pics. Thanks so much.

    Tim

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    Re: Diver TMT glamour shots

    Tim,

    To tell accurate temp, most watches need to be off the wrist, especially mechanical ones which cannot be adjusted. However if you would wear it outside of your jacket, or on the outside of a wetsuit while diving, it would give you a very accurate temp. Ball Watch USA is the distributor for Canada, and there are dealers there, so they could be imported without issues.
    Last edited by obie; August 16th, 2007 at 23:47.

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    Re: Diver TMT glamour shots

    Hi All, a few answers below.

    Quote Originally Posted by lowbee View Post
    Questions on the temperature dial:

    1. Does it still function if the main spring have no power ?
    Yes, the Thermometer will function at all times. It is not powered or otherwise linked to the main spring.

    2. Can Ball confirm the temperature reading is unaffected by skin temperature ?
    Unfortunately, the temperature will be affected by body temperature. The TMT works by conduction - the ambient temperature will be measured. After 5-10 minutes off the wrist, you can get an accurate reading.

    Question on limited quantity:
    1. Is 2006 units include both DLC and silver ? Or is it 2006 units of DLC and 2006 units of Silver
    That's 2006 watches total - the final proportions will depend on demand.

    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Patrick View Post
    Very cool indeed and I am seriously looking at this for -40 celsius snowmobile riding.

    For average everyday wearing, how accurate would the thermometer be? Would body heat and exposure to hot weather affect the accuracy?
    The TMT is tested to be accurate to 3%. From my understanding that will be better than electronic thermometers of the same size can achieve.

    As mentioned above, its accuracy would be affected by body heat. Weather is no issue - the lubrication of the watch functions from -40C to 60C, while the range of the thermometer is -35 to 45C.

    We designed the TMT with our explorers in mind. For men like Jim Whittaker climbing in the mountains or Richard Limeburner exploring the antarctic, the watch would be worn over a parka or wetsuit. In that case, the temperature reading would be instantaneous.

    Another question. Would there be any problems importing a Ball watch with T25 or higher Tritium into Canada? I'm not sure about the legalities of importing tritium into the country.
    There should be no problems with importation. We have limited distribution in Canada at this time if you prefer to order from within the country. Check www.ballwatchusa.com for the full North American listings.

    Very nice watch though. Very sharp and I do find the black case appealing.

    Looking forward to more pics. Thanks so much.

    Tim

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    Re: Diver TMT glamour shots

    I have one "mad cow" few months back, and my local AD recently got the new version of "mad cow" that comes with TMT as well, but not DLC though.

    I really like the stealth look of the watch. So far I hear only positive comment about DLC, and this is Ti + DLC, perfect. Knowing that Ti is less likely to cause skin irritation, what about DLC? Does the coating of DLC on Ti is lasting as DLC on SS (like on the casio MR-G)?

    For me, it would be more practical for daily use if it is chronograph than TMT. Well, just my RM0.02.

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