Now that they are being delivered, what would be your favorite version' of Night Train ???

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    Question Now that they are being delivered, what would be your favorite version' of Night Train ???

    While I have no doubt that the current version of Night Train will be a
    huge hit for BALL, I know that are many of us here who would like to see
    more or other variants of this great watch in the future.

    I consider BALL watch Co. very responsive to their customers and I am
    sure they would like to know 'what else we would buy'.
    We know they read this forum - and ya' never know....maybe in a year or
    two you can see another version of Night Train in Basel that will be a
    result from what their R & D team reads here - your ideas !!

    OK - I will start and encourage others to follow.

    Here would be my ideal Night Train(s) with following options

    - 43 and 40mm
    - DLC coated case and SS case
    - black dial or white dial
    - BLACK date wheel with white numbers for better blending (on black dialed versions)
    - hours, minutes, seconds, date ONLY - NO UTC option with additional window
    - or hours, minutes, seconds, date - AND window with a true GMT function (again - discrete BLACK wheel w/white writing) - even better make it a GMT with additional hand - no holes in the dial.
    - DLC coated crown (always matching with DLC case) - current SS crown clashes with the DLC case.
    - black calf strap w/ BLACK stitching PLUS "curved & fitted" rubber strap (like seen on some ORIS or Mad Cow)
    - would love to see the strap attached with screws via hollow metal inserts inside of the strap - similar to PAM)
    - DLC coated buckle with screw - not a spring bar (would love to have the strurdy milled type buckle - like on Mad Cow)
    (or if using the current style buckle, which is also milled and looks just fine lose the spring bar & make
    the decorative screws on both sides functional)

    Dang......can any genius Photoshop that (at least the case, dial and crown) ? ...now that would be SWEEEET !!!

    - on a side note - please introduce more 60-tube dials across your other models.

    If YOUR ideal Night Train combination will be already mentioned by others - please DO REPEAT IT...so we can monitor if there
    is any pattern or uninty towards certain combinations (i.e dial color, case finish, bracelet, strap, rubber, complication etc.)

    In a meanwhile - congrats to BALL for bringing the current model of Night Train out. What a watch !!!

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    Re: Now that they are being delivered, what would be your favorite version' of Night Train

    Great idea WatchFan1. Here's my wishlist for the Night Train.

    1. Choice of SS or DLC
    2. Choice of White or black dial
    3. Choice of SS bracelet, DLC bracelet, leather strap & rubber strap

    Any combination of the above.

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    Re: Now that they are being delivered, what would be your favorite version' of Night Train

    Agree,

    1) form fitting Rubber strap like the Omega Planet Ocean.

    2) Panerai-style screws/tube to the lugs. Deployment clasp.

    3) Lume the numbers on the dial. 05-10-25-30-etc.

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    Re: Now that they are being delivered, what would be your favorite version' of Night Train

    1) Curved end rubber strap.
    2) Curved end rubber strap.
    3) Curved end rubber strap.
    4) DLC bracelet.
    5) Black dial w/SS case option

    I'll bet the white dialed watch would look great on a curved end rubber strap too.

    Can you tell what I would like Ball to do next for the Night Train?

    Rob

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    Re: Now that they are being delivered, what would be your favorite version' of Night Train

    An interesting curved end Rubber bracelet that I googled. However most are 22mm, don't know if these require an X-acto shave to make it fit?


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    Re: Now that they are being delivered, what would be your favorite version' of Night Train

    1) white dial, maybe a little detail work, blued hands
    2) titanium case, back and crown
    3) rubber strap, with curved ends like the Mad Cow strap, with titanium buckle
    4) true UTC/GMT function

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    Re: Now that they are being delivered, what would be your favorite version' of Night Train

    Quote Originally Posted by srh_pres View Post
    1) white dial, maybe a little detail work, blued hands
    2) titanium case, back and crown
    3) rubber strap, with curved ends like the Mad Cow strap, with titanium buckle
    4) true UTC/GMT function
    I like the way you think. I would jump all over a Ti case w/bracelet and Mad Cow or PO style rubber strap option.

    Rob

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    Re: Now that they are being delivered, what would be your favorite version' of Night Train

    Personally, I'd like the 42 to 44mm S.S. case and no UTC window. A S.S. bracelet.

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    Re: Now that they are being delivered, what would be your favorite version' of Night Train

    Here you go WatchFan1.

    It's not great, just a rough little job, but should give you a rough idea of the tweaks you wanted. I even put in the numbering for '55' where the UTC window used to be.

    Regards,
    - TY -

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    Re: Now that they are being delivered, what would be your favorite version' of Night Train

    Quote Originally Posted by imtrbo View Post
    Here you go WatchFan1.

    It's not great, just a rough little job, but should give you a rough idea of the tweaks you wanted. I even put in the numbering for '55' where the UTC window used to be.

    WOW !!! that is a bomb !!
    Thank you !!

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