So I just kind of discovered Ball. I have a decent watch collection of about 35 pieces and have two tritium offerings, one a marathon gsar and the other a isobrite afterburner. Love tritium and was on the hunt for a 24 hour watch with tritium and ran across Ball. It appears they do not have a 24 hour watch but after looking at their stuff I am wanting one!
I am from Ohio and my family has worked in the railroad for multiple generations and I am kind of a train nerd so this seems like a great watch company to throw all of that together!!
My questions are how is their new in house movement? Has it been tested for durability? I like the idea of the in house with 80hrs reserve but also the eta offerings are know and well made.
Are they still American owned? Is quality still good? I want this watch to be kind of a do anything watch. Possibly leaning towards an engineer model. Are they tough enough to go camping with and hunting? I do not plan on abusing it but also it will not be a safe queen.
Should I be looking at a different model hat is more robust? It appears they have many innovations for durability but which models include most if not all of those?
Thank you for any info. 🙂