If You Were Jumping Out of a Plane, Would You Wear a Ball Watch? A Three-Week On-the-Wrist Review of the Engineer Hydrocarbon Airborne (live pics, prices)

 |  March 11th, 2014

By Alex Lam I just spent three weeks wearing the BALL Engineer Hydrocarbon Airborne. This Airborne is a relatively new offering from BALL, a manufacture with roots in the United States and now based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. It comes as no surprise that, as Ball is known for its tool watches, the Airborne is a 42mm diameter tool watch aimed at the sort of person who might find himself hurtling towards the earth at high speeds from the doors of in-flight planes, or who is the desk jockey wishing he was the former.  On the whole, the Airborne is a solid tool watch, which, by definition, should be tough and able to handle everything you throw at it. While a…

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Going Deep: Ball Watch Company on the wrist of Guillaume Nery

 |  September 6th, 2013

The video below mind blowing. This guy is sick. I have no underwater courage at all! But Guillaume Nery, French Free Diver and ambassador for Ball Watch sure does. Watch the video below- when he jumped into Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas. He also recently broke the French Free Diving record in the 2013 international diving competition in Crete. He broke the Constant Weight French record by diving to a depth of 124m in just 3’28”. With this new record, Guillaume is now getting closer to beating the world record (126m) accomplished by Alexey Molchanov in November, 2011. The weather conditions were extremely difficult during Guillaume’s 124m dive, with severe winds and big swells. “Thanks to extreme concentration, I…

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