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Old 12-17-2011, 07:25 PM
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Anyone own one? You like it? I got my eye on this one...


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Old 12-18-2011, 05:25 AM
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If you like the way it looks, buy it.

It can't keep any better time than a Timex, so think of it as a $3649 piece of jewelry wrapped around $50 worth of watch.
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
If you like the way it looks, buy it.

It can't keep any better time than a Timex, so think of it as a $3649 piece of jewelry wrapped around $50 worth of watch.
Respectfully disagree - thats like saying a Honda works just as well as a Porsche so why waste money on the Porsche....

Fine timepieces have some serious engineering and are a very nice addition to your wardrobe...

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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
Respectfully disagree - thats like saying a Honda works just as well as a Porsche so why waste money on the Porsche....

Fine timepieces have some serious engineering and are a very nice addition to your wardrobe...

It's a matter of personal taste.

To me, a watch is a tool. I judge tools by functionality. My $50 Timex keeps time accurate to 1-2 seconds/month, so there's almost no room for improvement as a timekeeper. I'm not into jewelry.

I've driven Hondas and Porches. Big difference in functionality for certain driving styles. .
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post

To me, a watch is a tool.
I fully understand.... To me watches have always been both.... Form and function....

Tool





Work of art

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Ball makes fine watches. Not a household mane, but many times those are the brands that offer the best products.
If you like it, go for it.
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
Respectfully disagree - thats like saying a Honda works just as well as a Porsche so why waste money on the Porsche....

Fine timepieces have some serious engineering and are a very nice addition to your wardrobe...


I think the idea is a Honda will get you from point A to point B the same as a Porsche will. And since they are both capable of exceeding the speed limit, why waste your money on a Porsche as a commuter car?

And I don't see a watch as an "addition" to a wardrobe -- an "accessory", ok, but a piece of wardrobe, no.

Fwiw, I don't wear a watch anymore. When I want to know what time it is I simple say "hey, dude, that is a fine looking watch you're wearing" and they are so happy someone noticed they spent $10k on a watch they just automatically show it to me.
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They are a nice watch. ETA movement,which is a good movement found in many automatic watch brands.
If you get sick of your watches and sell them for another one,Ball will have a slower resale,but it's a fine watch.

Oris makes a nice watch as well,same ETA movement,similar prices,maybe a little more well known.

I don't think you will regret it.
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Back in the 60's and 70's most Railroad men had Ball watches. Don't know about now.
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You really like the look of that? I think you could do a lot better for the money as far as styling goes.
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Present company excluded.....

I think watches in excess of $1000 are for pretentious schmucks, unless you have so much money you could honestly toss $100k in the ocean and not blink.

What yarcraft and triplenet said are right on. It's a tool to tell time with. If you want art, buy a Rembrandt.

Just my opinion.... (and don't get me started on cars)
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
I fully understand.... To me watches have always been both.... Form and function....

Work of art

I owned a A. Lange & Sohne Sax-O-Mat for years. Really loved it.

Oh, and I'd still blink if I tossed $100K in the ocean, unless it was on a boat of course. Ha ha.

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Originally Posted by Beefer View Post
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I think watches in excess of $1000 are for pretentious schmucks, unless you have so much money you could honestly toss $100k in the ocean and not blink.

What yarcraft and triplenet said are right on. It's a tool to tell time with. If you want art, buy a Rembrandt.

Just my opinion.... (and don't get me started on cars)
Sooooo unless you have 100K to flush down the toilet you shouldn't buy a watch over $1000?

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Originally Posted by nate. View Post
Anyone own one? You like it? I got my eye on this one...


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Put the money you saved by not buying that watch into your retirement account.

Your cell phone is your watch. If you need a diving watch there are plenty out there that are reliable and far cheaper.

Are you trying to impress someone by putting that on your wrist?
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I didn't ask for opinions on if I should look at my cell for the time, if a timex can tell time or if I should save my money. I asked about Ball watches.
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Well, I was going to say something but never mind.
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Originally Posted by nate. View Post
I didn't ask for opinions on if I should look at my cell for the time, if a timex can tell time or if I should save my money. I asked about Ball watches.
So? In this forum you are going to get them.
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I didn't ask for opinions on if I should look at my cell for the time, if a timex can tell time or if I should save my money. I asked about Ball watches.

Everything you need to know about Ball watches is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFPgLSuOP_s
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Originally Posted by Beefer View Post
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I think watches in excess of $1000 are for pretentious schmucks, unless you have so much money you could honestly toss $100k in the ocean and not blink.

What yarcraft and triplenet said are right on.:
Actually, in full disclosure - I was on the other side...

I have a weakness for many things,,, tobacco, boats, whisky, good food, travel, cars and of course ----- watches... Its a sickness...

You may find me "pretentious" and I may certainly be a "shmuck" but I really like a quality watch on my wrist....
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