Ball Watch USA Named Official Watch of Revived St. Petersburg-Habana Regatta in February 2017

 |  October 21st, 2016

In February 2017, one of the finest sailing races in American/Cuban history will be re-launched: the St. Petersburg-Havana Regatta. There to time the event and act as official watch is Ball Watch USA. THE company will also be the watch sponsor and timing partner of The St. Petersburg Yacht Club – the Club responsible for renewing this historic race. A race of legendary history, the regatta’s first seeds of concept   lay in the late 1920’s, when St. Petersburg, Florida, was experiencing the effects of the Great Depression ad Prohibition. But just a sail away in Havana, Cuba, rum was flowing and nightlife flourishing. A yachtsman by the name of George S. Gandy, Jr. (Gidge Gandy) approached the commodore of the…

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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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