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    How old?

    Hi all and what a great site,i am new to ball watches is it pos to tell the date of a ball watch by the s/r no or any other way ?.

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    Re: How old?

    I'd asked the same question to official Ball service center in USA, they say that information if not provide to them by HQ in Switzerland. So that led me to think if would be possible, if you someone in HQ is willing to help you with that.
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    Re: How old?

    Quote Originally Posted by 40ford View Post
    Hi all and what a great site,i am new to ball watches is it pos to tell the date of a ball watch by the s/r no or any other way ?.

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    Re: How old?

    Welcome!

    I bet if you can post a picture of the watch there should be someone here, if not a few folks that could get you pretty close to the date.....at least when it first came out.

    There are some serious Ball enthusiasts here!

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    Hi all and thanks for the info, I am triying to upload a photo so not sure if this is going to work.
    the watch is a engineer master 11 diver in green it has T not T25 s/n 7619462

    this is not my photo as was to big, it is from this site.

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    Re: How old?

    The first reviews of this watch that I am aware of came out toward the end of 2006--that should give a basic idea of the age of model, but not of the actual watch.













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    Re: How old?

    Encoding a born on date in a serial number is more of a high volume manufacturer thing. These are probably scanned and tracked more for the H3.
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    I agree with Timefleas... around 2006. However, I think the EMII Divers from '06-'07 were all T25, but I may be mistaken. If so, someone please correct me. The EMII Diver Chronometer was (is) a T watch. To my knowledge, it was never available in green.

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    Re: How old?

    Thanks for the info everyone.

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    Re: How old?

    Actually I think these were T watches in the US. Here is my all black and the dial is marked T.



    and my Diver II was marked T



    I looked at my older white books and 2006 seem to be the correct first date for the EMII Diver first gen. 2011 was the last year before the Diver II came out.
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