Webster Clay Ball created Ball Watch in 1891 in Cleveland USA. As the American railroad expanded across the continent, it was agreed that the nation should be divided into 4 time zones to simplify timekeeping. 1883 saw the introduction of Standard Time and W.C.Ball was the first jeweller to use these new time signals, which brought accurate timekeeping to Cleveland. He created fortnightly inspections of the railroad guards' watches to ensure precise timekeeping.
Here we have a 2017 Ball Fireman Nightbreaker which is part of a collection of up to 18 dial combinations giving you many options to customise a timepiece to your liking. Each combination is available in black, silver, or blue. The polished and brushed 40mm stainless steel case gently curves over your wrist with tapered lugs. A lug to lug length of 48.5mm and a thickness of 12mm gives the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side is a large screw-down crown. A flat polished bezel holds a sapphire crystal AR coated for better viewing angles. The deep blue dial has concentric circles adding dimension and interest to the dial. An outer minute track has applied micro tritium gas tubes filled with luminescence marking the hours. At 3 o’clock a date window with a cyclops magnification, large 12, 4, and 8 with smaller 60-minute numerals create a quite unique combination. Sword hands and the red sweeping second hand have micro tritium gas tubes for luminescence. Text on the dial is precisely printed. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with a deeply stamped Ball Steam train motif. Inside an Automatic BALL RR1103, based on either an ETA 2824-2 or Sellita SW200-1, 25 or 26 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on its BALL 20mm stainless steel bracelet with a signed folding clasp and comes with its BALL presentation box and papers.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Ball box and paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original Ball bracelet with a signed clasp, the bracelet will fit up to a 6 3/4inch wrist. The watch is from November 2017 and is sold in worn condition, but overall very fair condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.