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    Tell Me I Don't Want to Do This.

    Tell me I don't want to reward the bad treatment BALL gives to its dealers with programs like this.

    Tell me how this is just an unrefined knock-off of an Explorer I and/or Railmaster, with a touch of AT150 and/or Datejust. Tell me that 200m WR is just for show and the 904 steel is a blatant rip-off of the "Crown".

    Tell me that 1,000 gauss just isn't "all that" anymore with Omega's master co-axial movements.

    Tell me 80 hours power reserve is overrated and BALL's in-house movements are still too new to be trusted.

    Tell me I am wasting my money and my time when this $2k could go toward a "better" grade of watch.

    Tell me...

    https://shop.ballwatch.ch/en/ib/M_Ic...-NM9030B-SC-BK


    https://shop.ballwatch.ch/en/ib


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    Last edited by TigerDore; Aug 23, 2019 at 07:50 PM.

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    OK. Yes to all your objections.

    But it does look nice.


    P.S. AP has done this to all of their dealers too, since they now only sell through boutiques. Just saying...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerDore View Post
    Tell me...

    It’s all true, and Ball is like one of those movie sets where there’s nothing behind the facades.

    And tritium tubes are horrible on anything other than a Luminox-type watch.

    Me biased? Noooo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimman View Post
    No.

    Buy it.
    Quote Originally Posted by mlcor View Post
    OK. Yes to all your objections.

    But it does look nice.


    P.S. AP has done this to all of their dealers too, since they now only sell through boutiques. Just saying...

    Enablers

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    It’s all true, and Ball is like one of those movie sets where there’s nothing behind the facades. ...
    ??? Do tell....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerDore View Post
    Enablers
    I can take a bit of shine off how 'in-house' the movement is if you want...

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    It looks nice and the price seems good

    But if you want some “disabling” I’d say the watch looks boring and the case looks a bit too boxy for my taste

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimman View Post
    I can take a bit of shine off how 'in-house' the movement is if you want...
    How in-house is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by synequano View Post
    It looks nice and the price seems good

    But if you want some “disabling” I’d say the watch looks boring and the case looks a bit too boxy for my taste
    Yeah, too boxy. True.
    But also the sort of utilitarian, every day beater, where it anywhere, including the ocean, watch that I find appealing.
    Last edited by TigerDore; Aug 23, 2019 at 11:27 PM.

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