Guys... I have some great watches that I absolutely love.. panerai luminor mariana, Rolex Sub and a two tone Oyster, A couple of Ulysse Nardin classics and a few Breitlings, including a very Rare Breitling GMT but I am constantly amazed by my Ball watches. (Mad Cow HC black dial, HC engineer white dial and a brand new Pulsemeter Pro, and oH yeah even picked up a gorgeous old turn of the century RR pocket watch that loses only about 3 seconds a day). Ball is the most underrated watch out there. Fit and finish is superb, Bracelet comfortable if a little chunky in the clasp on the HC's, substantial on the wrist and my GF says that she thinks the white engineer is the best looking watch I have and that she has seen on any guys wrist. Best of all I can see it across the room in the dark and I can actually read the time. (Fess up! How many times have you shut of the bathroom light just to see your Ball shine).
Yep, I love my Balls and I love to check them out in a dark bathrom ... hmm ok perhaps that should be rephrased... and I can own 3 of them for the price of a new Roly. Hell 4 or 5 if it is a Daytona. To me Ball merely exposes just how much one can overpay for the prestige and curb appeal of any other name brand watch. I sure hope they do not raise the prices too high before I have my Trainsmaster TMT.
Loving that there is a ball forum out here... .