Well, I'm not usually one to show off my new treasures, but a few others have asked me to post some photos for the world to see. First off, I stink at photography--focus problems, glare problems, but if I take a ton of photos, a few usually come out OK.
Background: A young man who purchased these three Balls a few weeks ago from a US AD decided he could not keep them and offered them to me as a package deal--a very sweet deal it was too, so I guess I was in the right place at the right time (for once!).
Last night, the nice UPS driver brought me my three beautiful new acquisitions:
1. Fireman Skylab Ionosphere Limited Edition (brown dial) #156/1600
2. Engineer Master II Chronometer Limited Edition (gold dial) #31/999
3. Engineer Hydrocarbon Magnate (white dial/blue hands)
I've hardly had time to wear them since I had to size bracelets this evening, so no concrete impressions at the moment, but they sure are great looking examples of what Ball does so well!
Anyway, here's some photos---please bear with my limited camera skills
A group photo...............
The unusual brown dial on Skylab is difficult to bring out--maybe need to do that in natural light?? The little red second hand rotating around the Skylab design on the dial is kinda fun.
The case back on the Skylab, altho not railroad related, is one of my favorites........Leonardo's the Vetruvian Man:
The gold dial on this EM II Chronometer is very nice---hope you can get an idea of what its like......the dial is more gold in color than shows in the photo...
Here's the case back in case you were wondering what design it carried---an oncoming locomotive:
I have several black dial Balls so this white dial Magnate with those nicely contrasting blue hands had to come live with me!
...and the case back--it is the Trieste deep diving sub from the 1950's I believe(?)
One last group photo in different lighting.......thanks for looking!!