(as of Jun 15,2021 06:00:32 UTC – Details)
Ball Watch company was founded by the American jeweler Webster Clay Ball in 1891. In 1891 there was a collision between two trains in Ohio, which occurred because an engineers watch had stopped. The railroad officials commissioned Webb C. Ball as their Chief Time Inspector, in order to establish precision standards and a reliable timepiece inspection system for railroad chronometers. He established strict guidelines for the manufacturing of sturdy, reliable precision timepieces especially for the railroads. Ball’s original jewelry business in Cleveland grew into the Ball Watch Company (currently headquartered in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland). The company today manufactures a wide range of timepieces, and continues to manufacture watches for train engineers and conductors. They are well known for watches with Micro gas tube illumination (instead of SuperLuminova), anti-magnetic protection, shock resistance, crown protection systems and cold temperature endurance.
A classical railroad heritage, the “Trainmaster” timepieces are made in the absolute respect for the values of precision, reliability and tradition of the BALL legacy and feature a sapphire crystal case back.
Black arabic numerals engraved on the bezel, Anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal
White dial, Blue hands and luminescent dot hour markers filled with micro gas tubes for night reading capability, Small seconds sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position, Date window at the 3 o’clock position
Swiss automatic movement, ETA Cal. 2895-2, Chronometer certified COSC, Antimagnetic to 4800A/m, Power reserve of 42 hours, 27 jewels
Water resistant to 5 ATM/50 meters/165 feet, Brown alligator leather strap, Pin buckle, Fits up to a 9 inch wrist, Limited edition of 500 pieces