Hello Ball Watch Forum members,
I am honored to be chosen as the Official Ball Watch Forum moderator. I have been “into” Ball watches for quite some time now and I truly feel they are THE brand of the future. I am proud to represent them and hope I can help you all enjoy this brand as much as I do.
A little bit about me:
I have been seriously collecting watches since the early 1990’s and have been a participant on the various internet watch communities since 1997. Over the years I have collected hundreds of watches, but my philosophy has been more “catch n’ release” then “hunter gatherer”. So I tend to trade watches frequently.
In the late 90’s Ernie Romers and I were co-moderators on another website that took a turn for the worse. Still, in its heyday we were rockin’! It was tremendous fun and I really did enjoy working with Ernie. It is great that we get to do so again.
Afterwards, I created the Ultimate Dive Watch Forum, which quickly became huge. I had a great time developing that forum, but it become too much for me to handle on my own, so I “donated” it. It is still in existence and running along nicely.
From 1999 to 2005, I was the watch reviews writer for InSync Magazine. It was my first experience as a professional writer. I was a wonderful experience and I learned a great deal. Heck, I even got to interview Clive Cussler!
Lately, I have been keeping my hobby mostly to myself. Acquiring and trading the odd watch here and there. That is until I got into Ball watches. I just cannot seem to get enough of them. I posted yesterday some comments about attention to detail and innovation. This is where I feel Ball goes all out. For the price you pay you get a heck of a lot of watch.
I sincerely wish to turn this forum into the premier source for Ball watch information. With the help of Jeff Hess and Ball Watch USA, we will strive to bring you the latest information and pictures. We will answer EVERY question you have as quickly ad we possibly can. Please keep in mind however that we are not on the forum 24hrs/day, therefore please be patient with us, but I trust you will be quite pleased with what we will provide.
IMPORTANT NEW RULE:
Lastly, I would just like to take a brief moment to discuss the matter of grey-market sellers. Since this is the Official Ball Watch Forum, we must be careful not to bring these sellers up. Ball USA is working tirelessly to bring these fine timepieces to North-America and having to go head to head with these dealers is almost a full time occupation. Please, I ask you to refrain from mentioning them or publicly leading others to their sites or sales post. In turn we promise to offer you a level of customer service, visibility and accessibility unsurpassed on the on-line communities. Unfortunately, all posts referring them will be deleted. I know this may sound harsh, but if we want to continue as an OFFICIAL forum and with the presence of the people behind the watches, then these are the rules.
Thank you for reading my extremely long winded introduction.
So, now let’s have some fun!!!