Ball Watch and CronotempVs Collectors Present the Engineer 00Red

Ball Engineer III 00 Red

By Nancy Olson CronotempVs Collectors is an international private watch collector community that partners with major watch brands and independent makers to create timepieces that highlight traditional watchmaking. Sixteen different projects have been realized since the club’s founding in 2009 and the most recent is the “00Red” shown here, created with Switzerland-based Ball Watch. It…

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Three Great New Watches That Are Quality/Value Propositions

Eberhard Aquadate Chrono

While collecting the high-end luxury watches is all well and good, sometimes people just want a really wearable, affordable watch. Thankfully there are a host of brands that fit the bill. Here we take a look at three watches that are great quality/value propositions. Eberhard & Co. Aquadate Chrono Swiss watch brand Eberhard & Co.…

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Meet The Ball Engineer II U.S. Marine Corps Watch

Ball Engineer II U.S. Marine Corps

Celebrating the tough and tenacious U.S. Marine Corps, Ball Watch Company unveils the new Engineer II U.S. Marine Corps  combat watch in honor of the 245th Anniversary of the Marines. This elite corps of the American military is known for its stamina and selflessness on and off the battlefields. Ball, with its American heritage, wanted to…

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Introducing the Ball Fireman ‘Ducks Unlimited’ And Mossy Oak Tool Watches

Ball Fireman Ducks Unlimited

Outdoorsmen and women, this watch is for you.  As far as sports and tool watches are concerned, areas of the market that are well covered are segments dealing with auto racing (tachymeters and chronographs) and any and all types of underwater endeavors. However, the adventurous outdoorsman has had little in the way of horological representation…

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Luminescent Watches: How Watches Like Rolex, Tudor Get Their Glow

Panerai

Today in history, in 1898, to be precise, husband-and-wife scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discovered radium. It was a discovery that would change lives forever, as the substance made its way into all walks life ranging from medical to watchmaking. Radium was the true start of the luminescent watch and the leader (albeit a killer one) of the pack…

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