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Post by AutoDvr on Thu 16 Sep 2010, 6:43 pm

I just got a look at the ball watch in the WRUW section and went on their website. Well, I found this Eng Master II Diver TMT Ltd. They look like they've got some good technology ( trit tubes, movement, DLC, WR, innovation ). Don't make a million of them a year, etc. They look like great watches if you like their looks. What are your thoughts/experiences/what you've heard about any of their models ?
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Post by porschefan on Thu 16 Sep 2010, 6:59 pm

I like my EH GMT II, well built, comfotable bracelet with 1/2 links and micro adjuster, as well as wet suit extender (not that I wear one).
Very happy with it. Really accurate, as well.



I really need to try a better lume shot one day, as the bezel haslume, but I didn't charge it before this shot.
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Post by AutoDvr on Thu 16 Sep 2010, 7:24 pm

Thanks for the input PF. I had never looked into them before today, and from the website they seemed like the had ' some'n goin on.'
Now they are on the radar, and might make my dream list. They look like they're substantial. People must hold onto them, because I only found two of that one on the google. BTW - Did you see the watch DJ had on last night before he got ' hit ' by the inside pitch ? I think the trainer came out to check if the watch was ok !
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Post by porschefan on Thu 16 Sep 2010, 7:26 pm

I've only seen him wear wrist wraps... never noticed a watch, even though he is a Movado ambassador.
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Post by AutoDvr on Thu 16 Sep 2010, 7:32 pm

Just messin' with ya. The site is ALL about watches. I found a dealer somewhat near me so may check some out this weekend. Plus I love trying on watches - even ones I can't get - yet. How would you compare yours with other , similar watches ?
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Post by porschefan on Thu 16 Sep 2010, 7:39 pm

Well, when I bought the Ball, it was that or a Rolex Explorer II, and bought the Ball (I still ended up with a Rolex, just a different model).
Most of my watches aren't really similar, so I can't really compare it to another. It's close to the weight of my Chronomat Evo or Hamilton X-wind; can't beat titrium tubes; it hasn't gotten me laid, oh, wait...

I'd for sure look at another one from Ball, but then, I'd consider another from any of the marques I own. But if I buy another, it'll probably be from yet another marque.
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Post by AutoDvr on Thu 16 Sep 2010, 7:57 pm

Thanks, appreciate the input. Always a plus when you can 'get some.' When I go to watch sites I immediately go to the divers ( see name ) and these seem to offer a lot, with good internals and not too hard to look at. ( dp ) Plus their other watches have similar tough attributes. 12,000A/m Magnetic Resistance !! Shocked
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Post by porschefan on Thu 16 Sep 2010, 8:05 pm

Really, for the price, you can't beat quality, build, features, etc., I really think any of the Ball divers would work for you. They are impressive for the price.
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Post by AutoDvr on Thu 16 Sep 2010, 8:24 pm

The feature that hooks me is the temp function. Who knew ?? Up here that could come in handy. Thinking awesome wrist shot when temp is -20 F ! Or temp of water at depth. Less awesome for someone in San Diego ... Just saw that some Sinn's are rated up to 80,000 A/m !
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Post by porschefan on Thu 16 Sep 2010, 8:29 pm

"Sinn." Robert should jump in at any moment...







Wink Wink Wink Wink
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Post by docrwm on Thu 16 Sep 2010, 8:50 pm

Sinn technology, other than the tubes, is top flight. Tegimentation is terrific and the copper sulfate capsules combined with their other tech relaly protects the innards of a watch. They have a very high anti-mag rate as well and can not only go 200m under the sea (or quiv.) but also are good to altitude where pressure is less and most crystals just pop off. I could not be happier with my 757UTC. Very Happy

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Post by porschefan on Thu 16 Sep 2010, 8:57 pm

porschefan wrote:"Sinn." Robert should jump in at any moment...







Wink Wink Wink Wink

See... Very Happy
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Post by docrwm on Thu 16 Sep 2010, 9:22 pm

porschefan wrote:
porschefan wrote:"Sinn." Robert should jump in at any moment...







Wink Wink Wink Wink

See... Very Happy

We aim to please. Seriously, have you considered a Sinn? Not Worthy Lg

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Post by andrema on Thu 16 Sep 2010, 10:37 pm

porschefan wrote:

I really need to try a better lume shot one day, as the bezel haslume, but I didn't charge it before this shot.
Best lume shot EVAAAAAHHHHHHHHH Very Happy
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Post by porschefan on Thu 16 Sep 2010, 10:42 pm

Robert, you asking me? Yes, about 5 years ago I was looking at a couple, but my allergic reaction to ordering sight unseen from the www kept me away. I just have to touch and feel.
They were the blue dialed 203 Arktis chrono and the copper dialed 356 Flieger.
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Post by docrwm on Fri 17 Sep 2010, 6:28 am

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Post by Guest on Fri 17 Sep 2010, 11:08 am

Ball makes some cool watches but they are kinda SMALL in person...

...most models seem to be 42mm.

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Post by porschefan on Fri 17 Sep 2010, 1:41 pm

A review of a "relative" to the one you're checking out, Auto.

http://ablogtoread.com/ball/ball-engineer-hydrocarbon-magnate-gmt-watch/
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Post by andrema on Fri 17 Sep 2010, 2:56 pm

Anomaly wrote:Ball makes some cool watches but they are kinda SMALL in person...

...most models seem to be 42mm.
AKA chicks watches...
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Post by Guest on Fri 17 Sep 2010, 5:33 pm

LOL, now I dind't say THAT!

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Post by docrwm on Fri 17 Sep 2010, 5:45 pm

It's not the size of the case but the accuracy of the movement!

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Post by Guest on Fri 17 Sep 2010, 6:12 pm

Now if that were totally true we would all be buy G-shocks!

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Post by porschefan on Fri 17 Sep 2010, 6:16 pm

docrwm wrote:It's not the size of the case but the accuracy of the movement!

Yep. Not everyone has been super-sized. Wink
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