Long story short. Been looking to add a Ball to my collection for some time now but have never pulled the trigger. Was at my AD last weekend and they offered me the following, NM1O58D-S4J-WH, Train Master with Roman numerals
AD suggested this watch retails for $2,099 and they could do it for $1,650. OK a decent discount but nothing that made me jump at it......
Fast forward to today and picking up a watch they were working on, they asked if there was still interest in the Ball. I suggested doing some research that I am able to find it online for less and while I want to support them doing so at a premium doesn't make sense.
Before I was able to leave the owner at the AD walked over and asked what were looking at.......he then went in the back for a few minutes and came out suggesting they could do the watch for $1,050 or 50% off MSRP.
He went on to say they are looking at phasing Ball out of their store as it is not as popular as their other offerings.
Is this common with Ball? Do they hold value or does it drop like a stone. Price almost seems too good to be true but this is an old well established shop and they have always been on the level......
Is this deal too good to walk away from??