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    The successor to the Alligator?

    Maybe a watch based on one of these historic subarines?

    The Turtle?
    The Fenian Ram?
    The Holland IV?
    The Hunley?
    Nautilus?
    Alvin?

    Or my favorite...
    Trieste

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    Re: The successor to the Alligator?

    I don't have a pic of it, but I'm almost sure that the Trieste is engraved on the back of the GMT II that I had before the Alligator. Can someone confirm?

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    Re: The successor to the Alligator?

    I did have a pic of the GMT II back on my harddrive, (not my pic)...
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    Re: The successor to the Alligator?

    That's what is on the back of my Hydrocarbon Chronograph.. I always wondered what it was...

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    Re: The successor to the Alligator?

    Fascinating stuff, guys, thanks!

    Brian, perhaps you should send your idea to Jeremy at Ball Switzerland, as well as Jeff Hess at Ball USA...cuz it sure sounds good to me!

    I, too, always wondered what the name of that sub was, that's on the casebacks of those Ball models...Trieste, eh? I hope that Jeremy will see this and can verify for us....
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    Re: The successor to the Alligator?

    Nice site! Flattering indeed! I have been reading all posts with interest.

    As to the Alligator question (this is one of our sellout watches. Long gone except for a scant few here and there at AD's) (another one close to sellout is the 18k gold Heritage that comes with a Ball Pocket Watch), we usually require a bit more involvement than just honoring a ship.

    In the case of the Alligator, this is in honor of one of the explorers in our "Explorers Club", Richard Limeburner. He is quite the explorer and engineer. He has been long with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and he is involved in the search to locate the Alligator , the first American submarine, lost during the civil war. Throughout his whole journey, Richard has been accompanied by his Ball Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon.

    Ineresting stuff. All of the engravings and such on the backs of Ball Watches are significant of important events, people or explorers.

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    Re: The successor to the Alligator?

    Quote Originally Posted by jhess View Post
    Nice site! Flattering indeed! I have been reading all posts with interest.
    Hi Jeff,

    Welcome to Watchuseek and the Ball Forum!

    We're grateful to Ernie Romers for creating the Ball Forum for us avid Ball watch fans, and for anyone curious about or interested in talking about the amazing Ball watches.

    We're also very grateful for having Ball Watch Company folks, such as yourself and Ball Watch Company rep, Jeremy Hogan, drop by to chat with us about all things Ball! Thank you!

    Mr. Jeff Hess, for those who may not know, is the president of Ball Watch USA(Ball Watch USA's office is in St. Petersburg, Florida), is a Ball historian, and a fine jewelry and watch store owner.

    Thanks, Jeff, for your clarification on how the Ball Watch Company went to the Alligator submarine, and "Explorers Club" member, Richard Limeburner, as inspiration for one of your special limited edition models...very interesting history.
    We hope that you'll drop by whenever you have a chance!
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    Re: The successor to the Alligator?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkJnK View Post
    I don't have a pic of it, but I'm almost sure that the Trieste is engraved on the back of the GMT II that I had before the Alligator. Can someone confirm?
    Here's the back of my GMT from my amatuerish review here:

    Last edited by k7lro; September 4th, 2007 at 00:25.
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    Re: The successor to the Alligator?

    Brian, I guess you've read "Thunder Below" by Gene Fluckey.
    There's a connection here to railroading. You can see it at the bottom center of the crew's banner in the photo. The Barb's crew was the only sub crew in WWII that went ashore and blew up a train.
    Now if we could just prove that one of them was carrying a Ball pocket watch . . .
    Jim in NH

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    Re: The successor to the Alligator?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkJnK View Post
    I did have a pic of the GMT II back on my harddrive, (not my pic)...
    Awesome! I didn't know that they had already honored the Trieste...wonder why they put it there?
    Stuck in landlocked Atlanta.
    My divers:
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    Doxa Sub750T Caribbean
    Stowa Seatime ProDiver (Black)
    Seikos: 6105, 6309, 7002, 7S26, and 6R15 Divers
    G Shocks: DW5600, DW6100, DW6600, DW9000, G9000 Mudman, G9100 Gulfman, MTG900, GW200 Frogman, GS1000 Giez and a dozen more!




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