Ball watches—otherwise known as the official railroad standard—has been in business since 1891. The Trainmaster Pulsemeter II isn’t necessarily railroad themed, but it does have some cues that hint at another era. First, the watch gets its name thanks to its unique ability to find your pulse. To do so, start the chronograph, count off 15 beats, and stop it. The seconds hand should point to the approximate heart rate. While it may be more of a novelty feature in the modern world, the pulsemeter certainly adds to the watch’s charm. The movement, a Valjoux 7750 base, was designed from the ground up to be a chronograph (unlike other movements that were adopted to chronograph functionality). So, if you flip the watch over you can watch it start and stop dramatically when operating it.
Note: At checkout, choose between the CM3038C-LFJ-SL (limited to 9 units), CM3038C-SJ-BK (limited to 5 units), and CM3038C-SJ-SL (limited to 5 units).
The Pulsemeter II’s dial is bold and tasteful. The applied Arabic numerals stand out in particular. Because of their thickness, they have a three-dimensional effect that draws the eye. Another eyecatcher? The tritium tubes fixed inside the hands, which glow in the dark for added visibility. The case is fully polished and water resistant to 100 meters. It houses a sapphire crystal on the front and on the back where you’ll see the 25-jewel movement. And in case you forgot who made the watch, the seconds hand has the iconic Ball logo as a counterbalance.
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Estimated ship date is Mar 16, 2018 PT.
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