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Ball Trainmaster Pulsemeter II Automatic Watch

Ball Trainmaster Pulsemeter II Automatic Watch

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I haven't checked prices on this watch, because even though I love Ball watches, and have owned a couple, the gold hands on this model really put me off. Normally I'd pick a white dial over a black one, all other things being equal, but in this case the black dial would be the only version of this model that I would consider.
And the pulse gimmick is ridiculous. But it's a great movement. For those looking for a Ball watch, I'd check some of Ball's other models. They are frequently discounted.
cgalny
Just being pedantic, but a pulsometer is a legitimate medical tool, if a bit archaic.
Massdropbear
I realize a pulsimeter can be a legitimate medical tool. However, I would think the procedure necessary to determine a reading with this watch would be a bit of a pain in the neck, and probably inaccurate. Besides, this watch is definitely not a popular Ball model, and in my opinion not very attractive.
kewl watch at a good price. wish i could jump on it but i'm saving towards a restoration project at the moment...shame, sweet deal.
The watch is nice, but it is not much of the bargain at $1800 grey market. They frequently available in the same price range. No clue what happened here with all the watch deals, they are just not so good anymore.
After reading the comments below I'll add my two cents. I have both Ball watches and Orient watches. Somewhere in the comments below this is a comparison of the two. There is no comparison. Ball watches are far superior in every way but price. Don't get me wrong, I really like my Bambino, and at $150 it was a bargain. But the superior construction of the Ball is obvious. I love the domed mineral glass crystal on the Bambino, but the anti-reflective sapphire on my Fireman Racer is a noticeable upgrade. Ball bracelets are hard, heavy, solid, and smooth whereas Orient bracelets (at least the one on my Orient Analyst) are nice looking but a bit cheap feeling. Regardless of their ownership, Ball watches are stylish and worth the money. Just like Orient is a bargain (a steal, actually) in the under $200 range, Ball watches are a bargain in their price range.
I would like to buy it if only it has factory papers and warranty. I don't want this kind of expensive watches without decent papers.
I missed this one somehow. What was the drop price?
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Thank you.
Omegaman68
Now's your chance.
The value of the Ball brand is tanking they are being offered at huge discounts all over the web, no American connection anymore, completely Hong Kong Chinese owned.
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i just hope that the only people who would care about this this stuff are the ones who didn't buy the watch in the first place.
MswmSwmsW
Me too. Cheers.
this watch looks amazing, but I have hard time choosing leather or steel, I need some advice.
jackl
@jackl Steel for me, you could source some custom handmade leather watch straps elsewhere.
jackl
I was having a hard time, too, but agree with lyheng1981; it'd be easier to buy a leather band to replace the stainless steel vs. the other direction if you decide to at a later date. So I went with stainless steel bracelet with white/silver face. The black leather strap looks great with it, too, though.
This is a really baller watch for a great price - if you didn't get the white dial w/ gold hands you're doing it wrong!
Outtyninja
@Outtyninja, too bad this drop excluded the black dial w/gold hands.
Outtyninja
its a silver dial i thought, had that one originaly then i switched to the black
Wow, this is a really good price for this very nice watch. I have to admit some of Massdrop's watch deals are pretty good (just as many aren't particularly good, however). This is one of the good ones. I could live without the pulse gimmick, but I guess it might come in handy, and if nothing else, more or less makes this model stand out.
It looks like Massdrop may have seen the light because this deal includes a Massdrop one year warranty (two would have been better), without which I would not even consider the deal. Better late than never.
Very very tempting.
cgalny
The pulse "gimmick" just replaces the tachymeter "gimmick," neither of which anyone uses. And remember, the image of the watch is enlarged from actual size. Only the very young can even read the numbers and words on the outer chapter ring at actual size.
In the end, the chronograph itself is a gimmick. Who can remember how to even use it?
Cloaca
More to the point, how do you forget?!
" All orders will be shipped by the vendor. "
So from where this will be shipped? Since HQ is in Swiss, will it be shipped from EQ or since the brand is American from USA?
bigbluedragon
This drop is shipping from the United States.
Wow! Its a Ball. Gorgeous!!!! Really really nice!!!!
Finally a Ball. These watches are one of those terrific values, with a heritage to boot! I almost got one of these earlier this year as a gift. It came down to a Ball and a Tudor... Thats how much I like these watches
Thanks MD for offering these up, and keep em coming
Nice, Ball watch is on my wish list! Please keep them coming in the future.
16mm? Too thicc to handle
Oh nice. I love how these watches glow at night.
Wish they would sell watch with no complications as so they are thinner.
Anyone k ow if these are at a comfortable thickness?
Have been seeing alot of drops with the same brands, thanks MD for bringing a Ball offering as an option.
watchkook
Came here to say something similar - really happy seeing a Ball offered. This one is a little busy for my tastes but good seeing this caliber brand being offered.
For anyone interested in this watch, here is the watch on the Ball website, where you can see what the lume looks like in the dark. If you're not familiar with tritium tubes, they glow independently and don't need to be charged by light. That means that the lume lasts all night, because the glow is actually created by the (safe) radioactive decay of tritium. Tritium has a half life of 25 years, so at some point the tubes will have no lume, but I believe they can be replaced. http://www.ballwatch.com/global/1/collections/trainmaster---16/pulsemeter-ii---cm3038c-sj-bk---801.html
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I am aware of the way that tritium works. Since this is a watch forum, I was just focusing on the difference between tritium and other types of lume for people who are unfamiliar with what that would mean on a watch dial, and when considering whether or not to join the drop.
I have two watches with tritium tubes, one with T25 and the other with T100, and could talk about relative differences between them, but for most people the most relevant comparison is between tritium and, say, Superluminova.
PetrosD
I wasn't calling your knowledge into question, just clarifying for other's benefit. Also, when considering the dimming of tritium tubes and for older watches, tritium paint, you must also factor in the degradation of the phosphor or other material that is the source of the glow. That's why much older radium lumed watches may not appear glow at all, despite radium having a half life of around 1600 years.
This would be a great xmas gift... to myself. Oh well. Maybe it will drop again in July.