Ball has a new black dial variant of its Engineer II Moonphase model, which is available on pre-order for £1875. It’s a limited edition of 1000 pieces and you can get free engraving on the case too, plus each model is numbered. With the usual gas tube lume, plus 40mm case and day/month feature, this makes an inetresting dress watch choice. It has 100m of … Continue reading Ball Engineer II Moonphase, Now With Black Dial
Ball have a revamped Chronometer on their site, with their trademark gas tube lume, a healthy 300m of depth resistance and a 42mm case width. It’s a limited edition too. The movement is COSC level, and at this price level you don’t find that many Swiss rivals with COSC certified movements plus 300m of range underwater. Formex springs to mind as a Swiss dive watch … Continue reading Ball Engineer Master II Chronometer: COSC Utility, Dive Ability
Is the watch boom over, or just settling down after a mad five years or so? For us, the Rolex boom is probably over, as Rolex seeks to commandeer control of the pre-owned market via its dealer network. The end result will be that buyers resent paying top dollar for refurbished, or buying used watches that cannot be serviced by independent repairers. Models like the … Continue reading Watch Market: Watchfinder Makes Reductions on 500 Watches
Ball has added a copper tone dial colour option to its Engineer II Moonpahse Calendar model and we aren’t so keen on it, although you might like it. If you do, then the intro pre-order price is £1810, which saves you a bit on the standard RRP of £2420. It’s 40mm wide, sapphire crystal and the usual gas tube lume, plus we like that day … Continue reading Ball Engineer II Gets a Copper Colour Option
The latest addition to the Ball range is the Roadmaster M Chronograph, which has that trademark gas tube lume, black, blue or white dials, ceramic bezel and a lockable chrono pusher, so you won’t accidentally start the stopwatch feature. It’s a 41mm wide case and sits pretty high at just over 14mm on the wrist. At this price we would expect more depth resistance than … Continue reading Ball Roadmaster M Chronograph: Solid Performer, But Worth £3900?
There’s an updated version of the Ball Engineer III on their site right now, ready for pre-order. The Arabic edition has big bold numbers, the famous gas tube lume, plus a COSC grade in-house movement inside the 40mm case. It’s a quality option for under £1700 and we love the blue and white dial versions the best. Here’s the word from Ball; Measuring 40mm in … Continue reading Ball Engineer III Legend Arabic: COSC Quality, Pre-Order Pricing
There are a range of new dial colours available for the Ball Engineer II Moon Calendar model, but we like the blue best. Yep, blue is the best selling dial colour generally with watches, so we aren’t going out on a limb. That said, the green is kinda nice too. If you’ve recently refurbished your bungalow and installed a grey granite kitchen, then you’ll be … Continue reading Ball Engineer II Moon Calendar: New Grey Dial Options
Ball has a brand new Roadmaster M Chronograph and it is a COSC grade, 41mm titanium case model, with gas tube lume and and two dial colour/bezel colourways. We like the blue best. The bezel is bi-directional by the way. In-house movement and enhanced anti-shock resistance are two features worth noting. On the downside, the depth rating is only 100m. Within the Ball range there … Continue reading Ball Roadmaster M Chronograph: COSC Class But Overpriced?