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    Marvelight M 43mm in blue.....an exit watch?

    I have been a Ball fan for years, longtime owner of a Skindiver II and more recently a Trainmaster II 60 seconds and Hydrocarbon Submarine warfare.

    i find them to punch WAY above their price point in terms of fit and finish and “stuff” eg lume, anti mag, etc......

    I am generally not a “dress” watch guy, but have been lurking the Marvelight line, ultimately put off only by the cyclops......

    but then there’s the M....not only no cyclops, but also a 43mm version and with a display caseback......

    Watched some videos by the usual suspects (Random Rob and Bruce Williams to name a couple), and while all are mostly on the black dial, I sourced and ordered myself a blue 43mm last weekend.

    Arrived today, unpacked, bracelet sized and good to go.....

    The fit and finish on this watch is amazing, right up there with my Omega PO and Panerai, very very, nice!...very nicely polished case, screw down crown, raised tritium indices, a splash of yellow on the sunburst blue dial........and that movement......oooooo.....so smooth to wind!

    i am a strapaholic, but I may never remove the bracelet from the M its that good......super comfy, easy adjustment, and while no micro adjustment, I have never had an issue with Ball bracelets.....

    word to the wise on the bracelet- I’m a big guy, 6’5”, 230lbs, 7.5” wrist - I just took out one half link and am good to go on a cool May Day...I may have to put that half link back in for the summer....so if you are bigger, you will likely need some extra links!

    Gushing aside, some pics of what could be my exit watch!

    wait, what was that? Exit watch?......I had high hopes for this one, but am shocked by just how much it has surpassed those hopes, to the level that I think this could be my “one”!

    now, is that likely? Only time will tell......but I certainly see a thinning of the herd on the horizon!

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    Last edited by Maddog1970; 1 Day Ago at 23:13. Reason: Oops, 3 caseback pics....oh well, will leave them in!
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    Re: Marvelight M 43mm in blue.....an exit watch?

    Looks great! Congrats. Is there a hint of purple/lilac in that blue dial? How about some outdoor lighting photos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddog1970 View Post
    I have been a Ball fan for years, longtime owner of a Skindiver II and more recently a Trainmaster II 60 seconds and Hydrocarbon Submarine warfare.

    i find them to punch WAY above their price point in terms of fit and finish and “stuff” eg lume, anti mag, etc......

    I am generally not a “dress” watch guy, but have been lurking the Marvelight line, ultimately put off only by the cyclops......

    but then there’s the M....not only no cyclops, but also a 43mm version and with a display caseback......

    Watched some videos by the usual suspects (Random Rob and Bruce Williams to name a couple), and while all are mostly on the black dial, I sourced and ordered myself a blue 43mm last weekend.

    Arrived today, unpacked, bracelet sized and good to go.....

    The fit and finish on this watch is amazing, right up there with my Omega PO and Panerai, very very, nice!...very nicely polished case, screw down crown, raised tritium indices, a splash of yellow on the sunburst blue dial........and that movement......oooooo.....so smooth to wind!

    i am a strapaholic, but I may never remove the bracelet from the M its that good......super comfy, easy adjustment, and while no micro adjustment, I have never had an issue with Ball bracelets.....

    word to the wise on the bracelet- I’m a big guy, 6’5”, 230lbs, 7.5” wrist - I just took out one half link and am good to go on a cool May Day...I may have to put that half link back in for the summer....so if you are bigger, you will likely need some extra links!

    Gushing aside, some pics of what could be my exit watch!

    wait, what was that? Exit watch?......I had high hopes for this one, but am shocked by just how much it has surpassed those hopes, to the level that I think this could be my “one”!

    now, is that likely? Only time will tell......but I certainly see a thinning of the herd on the horizon!

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    Wow, these are probably the best pics I've seen of this watch. Absolutely stunning piece.

    One observation. In one of the pics, you can see the under side of the butterfly clasp. It looks to be updated from what I've seen before. More heavy duty hardware, and two push buttons. Great improvement.
    Does this bracelet taper at all?

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    Re: Marvelight M 43mm in blue.....an exit watch?

    Beautiful watch. Congrats!! I could see myself wearing the hell out of that and getting rid of some lesser worn pieces.

    Enjoy!
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    Re: Marvelight M 43mm in blue.....an exit watch?

    Hmmmmmmm...perhaps....

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Price View Post
    Looks great! Congrats. Is there a hint of purple/lilac in that blue dial? How about some outdoor lighting photos?
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    I have been trying reaallllly hard to keep it below 20, but have just given up now.
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    Re: Marvelight M 43mm in blue.....an exit watch?

    I love the watch. My only gripe is the wording on the dial 80Powerhrs, sounds dumb.

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    Re: Marvelight M 43mm in blue.....an exit watch?

    The dial color is similar to my Emgineer II Moonphase, minus the moon, and the Marvelight has thinker indices.

    I to love the blue dial. I think it has a twinkly of periwinkle in the blue at certain angles.

    Strangely enough I wear my Fireman Glory almost all the time. I may rock the moonphase down the road, but the Fireman is almost forgettable, because it’s so easy to wear.

    I have or have had and worked on so many watches, and yet Ball has never disappointed me. Some of the best made steel watches in the industry.


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    Re: Marvelight M 43mm in blue.....an exit watch?

    I have just sold an Engineer II Marvelight Silver dial and ordered an M Marvelight Grey dial.
    Hopefully it will be with me next week

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    Re: Marvelight M 43mm in blue.....an exit watch?

    Congrats, it looks great! I have this watch in 43mm with the black face and love it as well. Although I have to say, I got mine maybe just over a month ago new and it has a different bracelet.
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    Re: Marvelight M 43mm in blue.....an exit watch?

    Very nice selection. Great watch with a great bracelet.

    Enjoy it.
    "Either he's dead or my watch has stopped"
    Groucho Marx

    "The only reason for time is so that everything does not happen at once..."
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