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    Museum tour - Scottsdale AD - comments

    Gang - if you get a chance and the Ball Museum Tour is in your neck of the woods, go - you'll enjoy yourself.

    I drove up to Scottsdale this morning and spent a fair amount of time listening to Marc Ofte talk about Ball's history. Marc is quite knowledgeable and has done a good job absorbing the history and relating it to the Company's current operating philosophy.

    When I reviewed my GMT here, I dug into the question of ownership a little and came to the conclusion that it didn't really matter. What matters to me is that the current ownership team is 100% dedicated to producing the best watch possible and standing behind those watches.

    Today's visit confirmed that when Marc mentioned that only one crystal has been replaced and that this particular one belonged to a soldier whose wrist was hit by an IED. The watch took the blunt of the blow apparently.

    Now, I'll have to admit that I *knew* how this story would end instinctively.....

    Sure enough, the soldier sent the watch in for repairs and Ball simply replaced it with a "thank you for your service" note. I don't care what your politics are relative to the war - that was the best action possible by Ball.

    Marc and I spent a little time talking about Ball's watches - I was careful not to interfere with potential customers - I really did enjoy talking to Marc about some suggestions relative to watches as well as suggestions regarding promotional programs I'd love to see.

    All things considered, it was a grand way to learn more about Ball watches - you'll regret not making an effort to go if you have the opportunity!
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    Gerry


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    Good to hear it was worth the drive--I know that a couple of we forum members (myself and sukispop) will be in San Francisco in 2 weeks for the tour when it is there. Looking forward to it.
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    Thanks for sharing my friend, I will try and make one of these events!
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    Starting this morning, we are lucky enough to have a two day show here with our AD. Pictures for coming!

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    Thanks in advance!
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    Hi Gerry,

    Thanks very much for sharing your comments on your Ball Museum Tour experience! I'm glad that you had a great time!

    I'm looking forward to making the Tour in San Francisco on the 13th, and hope that others in the Northern California area will join Chris(CalDiver) and me there!
    Take care,
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    Re: Museum tour - Scottsdale AD - comments

    Quote Originally Posted by sukispop View Post
    Hi Gerry,

    Thanks very much for sharing your comments on your Ball Museum Tour experience! I'm glad that you had a great time!

    I'm looking forward to making the Tour in San Francisco on the 13th, and hope that others in the Northern California area will join Chris(CalDiver) and me there!
    You guys should plan a lunch or something.... I wish I had done that for this event to get folks from this site together. I know of several who weren't aware of the event.

    Have fun!
    Cheers,
    Gerry


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