HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP! You guys REALLY have to see this!!!!!!

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    HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP! You guys REALLY have to see this!!!!!!

    Hi Guys,

    Once again while surfing, I stumbled onto somthing COOL!

    Get a load of this:



    I found it at Topper Fine Jeweler, another of Ball's Authorized dealers.

    And here is the text:

    Fireman Night Train

    Inspired by the rugged exploring spirit of Harley-Davidson riders, BALL Watch Company, the official American railroad standard watch manufacturer, proudly presents the new Fireman Night Train. This sleek black watch boasts a number of impressive technical and design achievements.

    The Fireman Night Train is a truly exceptional night watch, with over 60 micro gas tubes lighting up the dial. A true explorer does not let nightfall stop his endeavors, and we believe that a watch should be able to keep up. For the first time, BALL micro gas tubes illuminate every second marker, making for an impressive night display.

    The 43mm black case is constructed of stainless steel coated with Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) for superior scratch resistance and longevity. DLC is harder than a natural diamond and slicker than Teflon. Metals coated with DLC exhibit impressive hardness, low friction, high resistance to wear, and even electrical insulation. Research shows that DLC coating dramatically improves the performance and life of any material.

    The Fireman design is based on a vintage BALL military watch, refined by our designers with a case profile fitted to the wearer’s wrist for greater comfort. Like the men and women of the military today, railroad workers considered themselves part of a brotherhood, and like the infantry, the Fireman wasn’t the highest person on the totem pole, but he was the person who kept the whole machine moving.

    The style of the Fireman is intrinsic to its function, not an artificial add-on. The rest of the design falls in line, representing a modern military timepiece at its best. It is conceived entirely for reliability and legibility, with no concessions made for the sake of style. The matt black dial reveals a white UTC (Zulu Time) window with date warning from 9pm to 3am below, and a date window, while the white-tipped sword hands clearly mark the time.

    The Fireman Night Train is a truly tough timepiece with 5,000Gs shock resistance and it is nicely rounded out with 100m water resistance. It is a one-of-a-kind military timepiece for the modern era.
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    • Automatic BALL Cal. 124 with UTC function
    • Hours, minutes, sweep seconds, date; 24 hour UTC indication; date warning system activated from 9pm to 3am
    • 60 micro gas tubes marking seconds; 63 micro gas tubes total on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability
    • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
    • Screwed-in crown
    • Water-resistant to 100m
    • Shock-resistant – withstands 5,000Gs shock test
    • Variants rose gold case with matching buckle
    Did you guys read that last line? ROSE GOLD CASE?!?!?

    So, what do you guys think?
    Marc Levesque
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    Re: HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP! You guys REALLY have to see this!!!!!!

    "Rose gold case" must be a mix-up with the Cleveland Express Dual Time. That watch has a steel version & gold version. Sadly, the Night Train does not.

    ...needs to update his signature line.
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    Re: HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP! You guys REALLY have to see this!!!!!!

    That's what I figured. Besides, gold does nto belong on a such a "tool" watch.
    Marc Levesque
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    Re: HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP! You guys REALLY have to see this!!!!!!

    I hope that this white one is available to view on the Museum Tour. I have pulled the trigger on the black-dialed Night Train based on pics alone. This one I need to see in person first.

    Rob

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