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    Ball movements

    Just looking around and noticed that ball have quite a few interesting movements in their lineup - the first 13 of these all use different ones, I think. Nice to see more than just 2824s and 7750s in a collection.

    http://www.ballwatch.com/global/inde...ng=en-GB&id=16

    Just thought I'd share...

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    They use a very wide variety, for a smaller mfg....I'd heard they've had some qc problems of late, anyone care to comment ?

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    Am I the only one who saw the title and thought this thread wan't gonna be about watches

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    If you look at the movement lineup: http://www.ballwatch.com/global/inde...=41&lang=en-GB
    You'll see it's 2824's, 2892's and 7750's, some with mods.

    I really like this one, but do not even dare to look for it's price


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    Am I the only one who saw the title and thought this thread wan't gonna be about watches
    I thought it could possibly be about play toys for Geoff's puppy
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    Aside from the lume this is part of why I like Ball watches. They offer quite an array of unique watches at reasonable prices and their build quality is exceptions. Since hiring Phillip Antille from Rolex Ball has brought out some really neat technology. Here is a table that I created with a basic numbers to list the various movements they use. Several have Ball modifications including the SpringLock and Amortizer that deal with various types of shock to the watches. When this was done there were 26 variations. I'm aware of three additional, that being a GMT with Amotizer and power reserver, and the slide button chronograph which should be out soon and the long awaited Annual Calendar. Sorry for the format.

    Ball # Description COSC Additional Notes
    RR1101 Automatic 3 hand with date No COSC for EHC XV, Ceramic Midsize, EHC DQ,
    RR1102 Automatic 3 Hand with day/date No COSC listed for TM CE, EHC Airborne, EHC Spacemaster, EHC Xlume (and other variants)
    RR1102-C Automatic 3 Hand with day/date Yes Possibly movement in COSC above
    RR1103 Automatic 3 Hand with date No
    RR1104 Automatic Ladies Size 3 Hand with with date at 3 No
    RR1105 Automatic 2 hand with Small Second and date Yes
    RR1106 Automatic 3 Hand with date
    RR1201 Automatic 4 hand GMT with date at 3 Yes
    RR1201-C Automatic 4 hand GMT with date at 3 Yes
    RR1202 Automatic 4 Hand GMT, UTC 24 hr, date change warning indicator with date at 4:30 Yes
    RR1301 Automatic 3 hand with Big date at 12, second time zone with hour and minute hand No
    RR1401 Automatic 2 Register Chronograph with date at 12 No COSC for EHC Magnate Chronograph
    RR1401-SL Automatic 2 Register Chronograph with date at 12 and SpringLock Protection No
    RR1402 Automatic 3 Register Chronograph with day/date at 3 No Listed as COSC on Pulsemeter Chronometer and EHC NEDU
    RR1403 Automatic single button 2 register chronograph with month, day date No
    RR1405 Automatic 2 register chronograph with month day/date No
    RR1406 Automatic 2 Register Chronograph, 24 hour indication, Moon Phase, Pointer day with day and month No
    RR1407 Automatic single button chronograph with separate second register and day/date No
    RR1501 Automatic 3 hand world time with day/date Yes
    RR1502 Automatic 3 Register Chronograph with world time and day/date at 3 No
    RR1601 Automatic 3 Hand with date at 1 and Thermometer (C or F) No
    RR1701 Automatic 3 hand with Big date at 12 and power meter
    RR1702 Automatic 3 Hand with date and power meter
    RR2101 Handwind 2 hand Small Second No
    RR2701 Handwind 2 hand Small Second with Power Reserve No
    Last edited by Samanator; Jan 8, 2015 at 04:10 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    If you look at the movement lineup: http://www.ballwatch.com/global/inde...=41&lang=en-GB
    You'll see it's 2824's, 2892's and 7750's, some with mods.

    I really like this one, but do not even dare to look for it's price

    The price on that one is surprising for a solid gold watch. I believe its list price is $7k. When it came out a couple years ago, it was a good bit less. I was sorely tempted for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    If you look at the movement lineup: http://www.ballwatch.com/global/inde...=41&lang=en-GB
    You'll see it's 2824's, 2892's and 7750's, some with mods.

    I really like this one, but do not even dare to look for it's price

    Martin the Trainmaster 120 retails for $6999 which is very reasonable for a solid gold watch. There is also a white/silver dial version.
    Last edited by Samanator; Jan 8, 2015 at 03:54 PM.
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    This is indeed reasonable! I do love gold with grey dials!

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    That's a good looking watch but it looks like they threw on the date window without much thought. Should have kept it off

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