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    Just got my first Ball!

    Well l bought a used EMII classic with the blue second hand, has the black leather band with blue stitching and deployant buckle (is it deployant or deployment?).

    I love the watch, the size at 40mm simply hits its the sweet spot on my wrist. I have a Steinhart OVM that's 42mm and it works but feels a bit big. My little Seiko 5 at about 38mm works but is a little small. So perfect fit size wise.

    I'm pretty new to watches but I'm shocked at overall look and feel of this watch. It's sooo sweet! I hadn't seen this model until I saw it for sale on this forum. It's a smile maker for me. By far a nicer watch than I thought I was buying.

    The strap looks nice and the buckle looks great also, but the clasp part of the buckle that has the stud is a pain in the wrist. The corners are closer to the skin than the folding /butterfly part, so they dig in to the underside of the wrist. I don't think I'm doing anything wrong. Bummer because it's a nice look overall, but after an hour or two it's uncomfortable. Is this type of thing common with deployant buckles? I do wear a watch pretty tight but it's irritating even if the watch is loosened up a bit.

    I'm going to get with Toppers and order a bracelet. But I would like to keep comfortable strap options available. Any suggestions?
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    Re: Just got my first Ball!

    Pics?

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    Re: Just got my first Ball!



    A couple hasty cell phone pics.
    Last edited by Rmalone; May 16th, 2014 at 03:05.

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    Re: Just got my first Ball!

    Very classy. Wrt the clasp, yeah that's a bit unusual. Try loosening it up a bit.

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    Re: Just got my first Ball!

    Congratulations Rmalone.

    I just picked up a EMII Classic too! Mine is with the red/orange second hand.
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    I'm chuffed with the pick up. I've been looking for one for a while. Like you, I am planning to buy a bracelet for the watch. I've already talked with Topper Jewelers and it looks like the bracelet will have to be ordered from Ball Switzerland. I heard that if we talk with Rob directly, that we might be able to get a WUS discount.

    If you don't mind, can you take a picture of the leather strap keeper? Mine did not come with the original keeper (the PO threw on a hard rubber keeper - probably from a rubber diver strap) and I'm having one made.
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    Re: Just got my first Ball!

    Here's the leather keeper. I notice that your clasp looks different than mine.
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    Whoa! Leopard print ottoman!

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    Lol its actually a friends ipad case. Probably not the best background though.

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    Heh, heh a female friend I hope.

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    Re: Just got my first Ball!

    Looks great! Congrats on your new Ball!
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