What are people’s thoughts on Ball Watches?

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Aren't these just ETA movements? If I'm going to spend on a watch I want an in house movement.

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Lots of high end brands don’t use their in-house movement on their more entry level collection, IWC for example. Hard to find good in-house movement at the price point that Ball operates in.

Great heritage and value for the price. Compare to Sinn, Oris etc

Agree with above. Cool heritage tied to the railroad industry, unique use of tritium tubes for great lume. Having said that, a lot of people end up with a Ball (or Oris or Sinn) as a transitional piece as they graduate up the chain to higher end brands.

I have the Engineer Master Diver GMT that I wear on weekends and to vacations (bc I don’t want to either draw too much attention and/or don’t want to ruin my nicer ones). I am quite happy with it, the lume is amazing, great value for what you get.

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Ball is addressing a certain market, and they do it pretty well. I think they’re “neat”, but like someone else said, they’re usually a “stepping stone” brand.

They have some really nice designs, but once you creep up above a certain $$$, it’s hard to justify choosing a Ball over a Tudor.

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