Help me decide between Trainmaster Legend and Fireman Racer Classic...
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    Help me decide between Trainmaster Legend and Fireman Racer Classic...

    Hello,

    First post, long time reader. I want to purchase a Ball watch to add to my collection and to throw into my rotation. I definitely want a brown croc strap version. I read a review of the Ball Fireman Racer Classic on Worn & Wound and it's just beautiful! I haven't seen a comparison to the Trainmaster Legend though? Only thing that I like better about the Trainmaster is the sapphire case-back. The Fireman just looks amazing to me though. Interested in the gray dial on either model. I read that the Fireman has a 21mm strap. What size is the Trainmaster? Thanks for any help or side by side pics.
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    Re: Help me decide between Trainmaster Legend and Fireman Racer Classic...

    The Legned is based of of an older Ball watch that is minimalistic with just having enough lume to tell the time. Trainmaster's have far more detailed cases are more traditional dress watches. Display backs for ETA watches are not any thing I would advertise as a feature, but if you see it as that then OK.

    The Racer classic takes the ultra comfort low profile case and adds some dressy elements. I would see this as the slightly more sporty of the two. It has more lume. The Fireman case is less detailed than the Trainmaster, but still well done.

    Both can be had on strap or bracelet. The bracelet for the Trainmaster is more detailed, but personally these watches play better in the millions of straps that work with them. I think it more comes down to which one you prefer the looks to. Since pretty much everything else is equal.
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    Re: Help me decide between Trainmaster Legend and Fireman Racer Classic...

    Thank you for the information. I decided to go with the Fireman Racer Classic. It won't be here for about a week, but I will post some pics when it arrives. This will be my first Ball watch. I'm very excited!
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    Re: Help me decide between Trainmaster Legend and Fireman Racer Classic...

    I really like the Legend, more actually than its more popular sibling the Eternity.
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    Re: Help me decide between Trainmaster Legend and Fireman Racer Classic...

    Remember this if you are even considering the bracelet for either buy it on the bracelet. You can always get straps from many sources , but it will cost you a lot more to get the bracelet later on.
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    Re: Help me decide between Trainmaster Legend and Fireman Racer Classic...

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    Re: Help me decide between Trainmaster Legend and Fireman Racer Classic...

    If that's his watch, the date's wrong, haha.

    That said, I like the Classic better. Better lume, i think the trainmaster only has 4 markers and the crooked date at the 4 o'clock position in the trainmaster bothers me..
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    Re: Help me decide between Trainmaster Legend and Fireman Racer Classic...

    Yes, that's mine. I actually just sold it here on the forum though. Great watch and I would own again though.

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    Re: Help me decide between Trainmaster Legend and Fireman Racer Classic...

    Well that was quick.

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