As some of you know...I was behind the organizing of GTG in Tampa this past Saturday that was attended by some folks even from this forum.
As it happened twice before, Jeff Hess and Ball Watch USA guys were there supporting us :thanks They were kind to buy everyone couple of drinks and brought some VERY nice door prizes including nice BALL accessories and the main door prize - Trainmaster Pulsemeter Pro.
We had a very nice attendance of almost 60 people and everyone had a great time.
My parents were planning on going to do some shopping with my sister, but when she got called to work they called me and asked if it was OK that they came to see me at the GTG. Although they are pretty oblivious to my watch collecting hobby, they heard that the last two GTGs I organized were fun and since this one was in Tampa - they wanted to come and show some support for their son and see what it was all about Of course I was flattered and happy that they showed up. As everyone who showed up at the door - they also received 4 raffle tickets.
Everything went as planned...we had a great time and at the end it was time to draw the door prizes....I was pulling the lucky numbers from the hat and made many guys happy as they were winning some nice goodies that the sponsors of the GTG donated.
Then in came to draw the main prize - beautiful Trainmaster Pulsemeter Pro. I called Jeff Hess to the front and asked him to introduce this fine watch to the crowd and draw the lucky number.
Well he did ......after he announced the number - MY MOTHER was making her way with her small steps from the back of the room to the front with red face a big smile on her face.
I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY EYES !!!
( I was SO GLAD I asked Jeff Hess to draw the number instead of me... LOL ! )
...AND this is not the end of the story......despite all the attempts of being fair, it was still a little strange that the main organizer's mom won the main prize The great and generous guys from BALL Watch USA decided to donate ANOTHER free watch - The Fireman
You are NOT going to believe what happened afterwards and who won that watch !!!
(I am working tonight on a full report that I will be posting URL link for later)
As you can see - I am a proud owner of Trainmaster Pulsemeter Pro.....!!!
Here are my first 2 questions:
1) what is the difference between Trainmaster Pulsemeter Pro and Engineer Master II Telemeter pictured below.
The obvious differences to me are a) only one button chrono on Pulsemeter, which I think is super cool and...
b) hours counter below 12 on EM II Telemeter and 2 chrono pushers.
2) What does it mean "Graduated for 15 pulsations" and how exactly is this chronometer used in real life? I assume since it is 60 seconds chronograph, it is meant for doctors taking Pulse - and hence the name ?
Thank you Jeff Hess and BALL Watch USA guys, not only for aligning the stars and having Jeff drawing my mom's number but also for your continuing support of our GTGs.
In addition to Ball AD sponsored meetings - our next big GTG will be in NYC on May 17th 2008. Hope we will see many of you there !!
There was a thread not to long ago where someone showed a beautiful and LARGE picture (I think it was official BALL photo) of the Pulsemeter Pro. I looked and looked but could not find it. If someone has the URL, please e-mail or PM it to me. Thank you in advance !!