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Ball Trainmaster Power Reserve Automatic Watch

Ball Trainmaster Power Reserve Automatic Watch

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What price this one go for. This looks pretty good.
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Well I Joined, looked at many pictures and reviews so I'm sold, the Ball caliber RR1702 is based on the ETA 2897 it looks beautiful through the sapphire case back, can't wait.

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FWIW, I bought this in the last drop, and I could not be happier. Performance is above COSC even though it is not an officially certified movement. I am getting just under +1sec per day (mixture of both worn and unworn) so I am well-pleased. It is also full of detail when examined closely, and certainly does not look like it has cancer, as stated by a particular commenter below. ;)
This review has the best photos of this model that I have found: http://www.watchtalkforums.info/forums/content.php?r=31-REVIEW-The-New-Ball-Trainmaster-Power-Reserve Thanks to MD for making this available again. I've been thinking about picking up a Ball for quite a while and at this price it's a no-brainer. Would love to see some more models from Ball offered here.
MeLikeyTacos
Received mine already, very quick as far as Massdrop goes. I'm very pleased, it has a simple, classic look and exudes quality. It matches my wrist well (I have small-ish wrists), and goes along perfectly with casual work attire. The bracelet is very easy to adjust because the links are simply held in by long screws. All you need is a good precision screwdriver set and in about 10 minutes you can size it yourself. Its accuracy is testing my ability to measure the accuracy...as far as I can tell it's gaining about 1/2 second per day. Overall I'm glad I jumped on this drop and don't regret it one bit :)
Ball's prices are much lower than equivalent watches by more famous names, like Rolex and Omega. I am waiting for a chronometer with a white face and metal bracelet. Have a winder, so don't need a power reserve. This one comes close, but is a bit too traditional for me. Mass drop.....please offer more choices of Ball.
Very functional classic watch at a seriously good price. Not this month for me, but hope it'll redrop before too long...
GMT is the one I would consider. This watch is so bland, pale and sickly, It looks like it has a leukemia.
dkzzzz
A leukemia? Now there's a stupid comment. But it looks like you tend to leave negative comments anyway so carry on.
mmek12
Just looked at his profile and that was interesting.........
This Ball presents an amazing value as far as I'm concerned.
I'm currently focused on thinning my collection but I'll definitely look at Ball when I start adding again..... I know, no if.... when.
Definitely a beautiful vintage style watch, but I'm still looking for Massdrop to drop the Engineer II GCT. I hope there's enough in stock for me to scoop one up from MD.
Watch arrived today. Looks great. Only complaint is the warranty card serial number isnt matching the watch serial number? They are handwritten on the card and someone wrote the wrong serial number on the card.
Just got my shipping notice last night.
franko
Just realized that June 19 was the ship date? Shipping very early. Anyone else get an email about shipping?
I am in... although I already have a similar a Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece tradition power reserve. A good price for a great watch!
Only 50m water resistance😂
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You’re right. Seeing my name at the start of your comment I thought you were saying I wanted every watch to be highly water resistant. You were simply agreeing with my comment. Sorry
Peter.charron
All good :)
Again no mention of warranty for this watch. Can MD please include this? The last Ball watch drop I did not join for not knowing.
Please clarify.
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I assumed no warranty. However MD should state this. I bought multiple glycine watches on MD and other drops explicitly state warranty or not.
Just looking for full disclosure on their drops is all I ask. More pics would be nice too as other have commented. Thx
Agree the risk is minor for buying into a watch with a well established record of quality. For the money this is a really good buy! Beautifully made; a sensibly sized dress watch packed with tritium tubes that don't detract from the elegant aesthetics of the face, nice white enamel dial with attractive legible numerals, and one of ETA's best movements. I'm jumping on this deal!
Is it me or does it look like they used the same picture of the stainless band version 4 times?
What about papers and guarantee?
EJ-CZ
Assume that papers are included (every watch I've purchased from MD included them), but guarantee not - Ball is very strict with their warranty - they are non-transferable even if you purchased the watch from an authorized Ball dealer.
Deean
Thank you for your reply.
I like the brand and most of their designs, however, I am not a huge fan of the tubes on the classic style of this watch and most of the others they offer. Still a nice watch and a decent price for what you get.
This is a beautiful timepiece.
gcdude
I agree. I like the clever way they drew the 7 ("Ball & Co").
sunz3000
I agree, sunz3000. That stylized 7 was what caught my eye about Ball watches so many years ago. Too bad this watch is relatively small. I would prefer a 44 or 45 mm diameter to allow a little more breathing room for that beautiful old-timey dial. The price seems reasonable too, the closest competitors coming in at $300-400.00 higher. Were it not for the smallish size, I would join.
I wish there were more photos. A closeup of some portions of the dial, a photo of the caseback, one of the clasp/ buckle of the strap, etc, would be nice. The Orient Ray II, an active drop currently, has a much more useful set of photos.
diyaudio
For sure needs a lume-shot, that is the selling point of the brand. Go to Ball's website for extra photos.
I have had a Ball Mad Cow for 11 years and it is a great watch for the price point. If I did not already have a very similar Longines Master Collection I could see jumping on this drop.
diyaudio
Just Google the model numbers and you will find plenty of photos online. Would be nice if MD included them, but even Ball has only a couple photos on their website. I Google the model numbers before committing to any watch, just to be sure the price is the best around as well. This price is great for this watch.
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