My first BALL!
I have always loved the look of the teak stripes and pointed indicies of the Omega AT and have found some homages by Kassaw and other Chinese resemblences and enjoy them but a Ball Red Label was a suggestion I found in another forum post.
I really have wanted the grey Fireman Racer Classic but a few local AD retailers said they were discontinued.
Then I saw the grey Red Label and set my sights on it.
Well I found this white Engineer 2 Red label for under half MSRP from an Amazon storefront.
Listed as new I assumed at the price it was a customer return... and I am pretty sure that is what I got.
I registered the serial with BALL for warranty but I know its only valid with the warranty card and original purchaser.
I’m pretty sure there aren’t replicas of BALL and if there are, might there be some obvious tells? I realy can’t imagine a fake to be this well finished and have the accuracy I have witnessed.
Its very clean as only having some handling smudges- no scratches or any noticable marks but I only needed to remove one link to fit my 7-1/2” wrist.........
The tritium isn’t as bright as any other tritium dialed watches I have owned in the past. It needs to be dark (like no lights on at all) to see.
It didnt come w any paperwork or certs just the green box w leather pull tab and a hang tag.
Is there any way to tell when it was made?
I am having serious reservations ....but wow 2 days wearing and it hasnt lost or gained a single second! This is my first watch to have that kind of accuracy.
It is beautiful and perfect size for me at 43mm....
Just wondering if I can live with the week tritium and how long before it will need service if its from the earliest manufacturing date... or just return it since there is the A-Z policy.
What do you all think?