From an earlier post somebody mention that ball is using Chronometer grade movement even on their non-chronometer grade watch. Can anybody confirm this? For example, both the Engineer Master II Classic and Engineer Master II use ETA 2824-2, I'm a bit skeptical that they are using movement of the same grade.
Here is an extract from wikipedia. "One workhorse of the ETA mechanical line is the ETA 2824-2, The 2824 is an automatic winding, twenty-five (25) jewel movement, available in four executions or grades: Standard, Elaborated (improved), Top and Chronometer levels of component quality. The key components which differ at the line of demarcation between Elaborated and Top are the barrel spring, shock protection system, pallet stones, balance wheel & hairspring and the regulator mechanism."
So my question is that is the Engineer Master II Classic using the "Top" grade rather then the "Standard"?
It would be good news if Ball indeed use "Top" grade movement in their non-chronometer grade watch. But that seems to defy common business logic, especially since Ball did not boast about their movement in their advertisements.