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Old 01-29-2009, 12:43 PM   #1261
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All fair points to be certain and the "tough" comment is mine alone based simply on my feelings. I've owned a non-date Sub, a Sub and a GMT. I managed to break the Sub in 1987 or 88 and instead of having it repaired, I traded it at the same dealer that I purchased it from. It fell about 2.5 feet from the backend of my car onto the pavement.

The Ball Hydro is rated rated up to 7,500 Gs.


There are things in life I love - the perfect machines like motorcycles and watches are near the top. The perfect kayak - adventure travels... it's all good.
Watches, guns, bikes. All great examples of meticulous engineering and craftsmanship. I have several nice watches, most automatics from Omega, Rolex, Seiko, etc. and have never had a functional problem with a one of them...except the Ball. Mine is like yours and went back for service after about three months. Came back and still doesn't work. Stops at 8:10 every time it gets there. I know it is fixable, but still, it is the only one that doesn't work. Nowadays, it's hard to find a competent watch maker where I am.

OK, Recht, maybe you can be the ADV watch maker.
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:04 PM   #1262
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Watches, guns, bikes. All great examples of meticulous engineering and craftsmanship. I have several nice watches, most automatics from Omega, Rolex, Seiko, etc. and have never had a functional problem with a one of them...except the Ball. Mine is like yours and went back for service after about three months. Came back and still doesn't work. Stops at 8:10 every time it gets there. I know it is fixable, but still, it is the only one that doesn't work. Nowadays, it's hard to find a competent watch maker where I am.

OK, Recht, maybe you can be the ADV watch maker.
Was it a new Ball or an old one? - because I was interested in a Ball, but I kept hearing stories about them breaking down, etc.




ps - My Tutima D300 runs great, gone through some hard shocks too. Purchased for around $1,250, seems like a good company.

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Old 01-29-2009, 03:19 PM   #1263
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:21 PM   #1264
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Was it a new Ball or an old one? - because I was interested in a Ball, but I kept hearing stories about them breaking down, etc.
Perry - spend a little time here. You'll see very few stories of failure and more stories about Ball and the support via Ball. Jeff Hess is the president of Ball USA and participates in the forum. I've even had emails from him regarding some items I've written about in that forum.


hgulledge - join that forum and then contact Jeff via PM or email. I'll bet he'll help you. If you're the original owner, you do have a two-year warranty and if you registered it on-line, you have a three-year one.
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:22 PM   #1265
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My Invicta Ocean Ghost.


Nice - I hope you caught my post here about Yao's latest project.
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:26 PM   #1266
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Nice - I hope you caught my post here about Yao's latest project.
What is the case size? Around 39mm? I like it and shipping with sapres? WOW! For 700 that is a STEAL!
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:46 PM   #1267
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Nowadays, it's hard to find a competent watch maker where I am.
It's hard to find one anywhere. That's why I've gravitated back to low-maintenance watches.
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:04 AM   #1268
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What is the case size? Around 39mm? I like it and shipping with sapres? WOW! For 700 that is a STEAL!
That looks to be the range. Keep in mind that the included spares are for the first 100 buyers. They cost an extra $200 for the second phase and aren't included at all for the third. The deposit is $350 with the rest due later.

Nice incentive 'eh??!!
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:11 PM   #1269
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Not mine but very cool...

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Old 02-04-2009, 11:00 AM   #1270
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This just came in the mail today. Now I just have to learn how to use all of its features.

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Old 02-04-2009, 11:51 AM   #1271
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Why?


Why does anyone wear a clock on their arm?

Stupid fashion statement.

Should have gone away with the Fedora.

Neck ties is another one.

I hate ties... they should be banned.
Stupid fashion statement? How do you tell what time it is?

I hardly think you can compare a watch to a neck tie. I have never warn a clock on my arm but I have worn a watch.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:05 PM   #1272
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Nice - I hope you caught my post here about Yao's latest project.
EXACTLY what I was looking for. I just put down a deposit
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:11 PM   #1273
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This just came in the mail today. Now I just have to learn how to use all of its features.
I've got the vector. It take about 3 days.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:20 PM   #1274
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This just came in the mail today. Now I just have to learn how to use all of its features.

Man, I want a Core so damned bad I can almost taste it!
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:15 PM   #1275
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