What is your opinion on Ball Watches.

What do you think of the brand. In terms of finishing, quality, technology and heritage.

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I have a real problem with brands that used to be American. They have a niche with the tritium and anyone who thinks they are expensive must be assuming that people pay MSRP. Were I into giant tool watches, I'd like them. 

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I like the style of the one in your picture, the "Ball Datejust" and actually think the tritium tubes most of them have are sort of cool. I might very well buy one over a Rolex because I like the design but I prefer them with a little twist! 

I own a Turn O Graph, ie an unusual Datejust, and I'd put the tritium in a similar category of "quirky" as the rotating bezel and red secondshand. I wouldn't mind if it doesn't say Rolex as long as the quality matches what most people say about Ball. I've just seen one in person and that was on a strap so I can't really speak to that.

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I don't know, somehow their design just doesn't speak to me, especially those dials with big blocky tritium tube numerals...

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MegaBob

I like the style of the one in your picture, the "Ball Datejust" and actually think the tritium tubes most of them have are sort of cool. I might very well buy one over a Rolex because I like the design but I prefer them with a little twist! 

I own a Turn O Graph, ie an unusual Datejust, and I'd put the tritium in a similar category of "quirky" as the rotating bezel and red secondshand. I wouldn't mind if it doesn't say Rolex as long as the quality matches what most people say about Ball. I've just seen one in person and that was on a strap so I can't really speak to that.

Didn't knew of that Turn O Graph. Looked it up. Really liked the idea! It was a nice twist from what we are used to see!

I have 3 Ball Watches - the more conservative designs. 1 Marvelight in blue, the one in the picture, and one dressy trainmaster with white enamel dial.

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GreenNeptune

I don't know, somehow their design just doesn't speak to me, especially those dials with big blocky tritium tube numerals...

Understand what you are saying. I don't like that design either. I like the more conservative approach they have - like the skindivers, the marvelights and the trainmasters.

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I love the new Engineer iii Marvelights. Chronometer certified, 1000 gauss, 904L steel. I think they are amazing value for money but I think they must suffer from lack of marketing or something similar because you never see that many of them around. 

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I love them!! I had some traded them but I still have one. I love them…

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I think Ball is so close with their current offerings but something in their designs just feels like it needs refining. It has several rugged and elegant elements that just don't go together in my opinion. The fancy signed counterweight kinda clashes with the chunky bracelet and tritium tunes. 

That said I really like what they offer functionally and the design is so close to being great

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My DNA agrees with me that generally keeping anything that emits nuclear radiation/particles away from it (no matter how low level) is probably a good idea.  I'll pass on tritium and stick to inert superluminova.

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I agree their more conservative designs are what speak to me. I have a couple of Trainmasters which have less blocky, more elegant tritium lume. 

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Deeperblue

I love the new Engineer iii Marvelights. Chronometer certified, 1000 gauss, 904L steel. I think they are amazing value for money but I think they must suffer from lack of marketing or something similar because you never see that many of them around. 

Well, there are apparently a whopping three US sellers, one of which has been reported to openly share his displeasure with the brand's product.

https://thetruthaboutwatches.com/2020/09/ball-watches-how-not-to-sell-a-watch/

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OscarKlosoff

Well, there are apparently a whopping three US sellers, one of which has been reported to openly share his displeasure with the brand's product.

https://thetruthaboutwatches.com/2020/09/ball-watches-how-not-to-sell-a-watch/

They guy who wrote that text should've gone to this site:

BALL Watch Online Boutique

Yes, I looked that the Ball website it is not always updated compared to the online shop. I bought 2 via their online shop and 1 via iguana sell that are ADs. Gnomon is also an AD for Ball. As I said, I have 3 Ball watches, they haven't failed me... yet.

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I’m curious about them. Don’t know if it would make it into my daily rotation though…

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I'm waiting for one of my bicycles to sell then I'm getting one. 

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The ones I handled felt underwhelming. Maybe I handled the wrong ones, dunno, but without the right ones in sight, my "meeehhhh" opinion of them stands.