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I just came from the Fortis forum thread and loved going through all the pictures of all the members watches and wondered why there's not one for BALL watches, so here's my attempt... (i know there's a list thread but pictures are much better)

Here's my Fireman I 43mm and 40mm (updated 9/20/09)












Let's see yours...

Mods, please sticky (if possible) thanks...
 

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Here's an old post of several Balls from the collection, past and present (now up to 25).

Still my favorite brand! :-!

The Engineer Hydrocarbons:

1) Classic II



2) Mad Cow



3) Alligator

No lume shot. Sorry!

The Engineer Master IIs:

4) Classic



5) Chronometer Ltd Ed.

No lume shot. Sorry!

6) (a) Diver-Grey



(b) Diver-black


7) Diver COSC


(pic by cnmark)

8) Aviator


The Firemen:

9) Night Train (black)



10) Night Train (white)


11) Ionosphere

No lume shot. Sorry!

The Trainmasters:

12) 60 Seconds

No lume shot. Sorry!

13) Louisville and Indiana Ltd Ed.



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Rob, you got Balls! Awesome :-!

Btw, the lights on the black dial Night Train looks different from the one they have on their website. The 12 hour is red and the seconds are all green. Is the one you got the new one and they haven't updated their site?
 

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Rob, you got Balls! Awesome :-!

Btw, the lights on the black dial Night Train looks different from the one they have on their website. The 12 hour is red and the seconds are all green. Is the one you got the new one and they haven't updated their site?
The one in my picture is the first generation model that had blue tubes and the "error dial." The second generation had the same color with the exception of a red 12 marker. The current generation is all green lume with a red 12 marker.

The current version's green tubes are much more visible, but they're not as pretty as the original blue version, IMHO.

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What error?
The first generation model read, "Universal Time Coordinated" above the military time window. This, of course, was an error since the watch does not have a UTC feature. The military time window is not independently adjustable. Ball quickly responded to the criticism and came out with a dial that reads, "Universal Military Time," which is what you see on the current models. Ball also offered to retrofit first gen models to have the corrected dial.

Here's a link to Ball's response to the issue, and the forum's follow-up responses:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=89233

All-in-all, Ball's response was first rate.

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Oh, then i too have an error dial. This watch just became RARE! (how many error dials were produced?)

The first generation model read, "Universal Time Coordinated" above the military time window. This, of course, was an error since the watch does not have a UTC feature. The military time window is not independently adjustable. Ball quickly responded to the criticism and came out with a dial that reads, "Universal Military Time," which is what you see on the current models. Ball also offered to retrofit first gen models to have the corrected dial.

Here's a link to Ball's response to the issue, and the forum's follow-up responses:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=89233

All-in-all, Ball's response was first rate.

Rob
 

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Oh, then i too have an error dial. This watch just became RARE! (how many error dials were produced?)
I think it was like 150 or so of our GEN I dials (green, blue, yellow) that were shipped to the U.S. Also, from what I've heard, it is actually the GEN II dial (green, blue, red) that is the most rare of all.
 

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Hi Mike,

That's a great pair of Balls you've got there and a great pair of photos!

I like how the red hand on the Aviator compliments the red pusher on the Storm Chaser - it brings the two photos together perfectly. :-!

cheers

Balldy
 

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Cleveland Express Blue Dial

 

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Hi Mike,

That's a great pair of Balls you've got there and a great pair of photos!

I like how the red hand on the Aviator compliments the red pusher on the Storm Chaser - it brings the two photos together perfectly. :-!

cheers

Balldy
Nice! I never noticed this until you brought it up. Good eye Sir :-!
 
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