Today, we take our synchronized time for granted. Prior to 1883, however, that was something that didn’t exist. It’s been 130 years since the United States adopted Standard Time and the railroads consolidated 70 different time zones into the four we have today.
Topic | Ball
Kiss drummer Eric Singer wears a Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Airborne watch during concerts to test the SpringLock system in a mechanical movement.
Panerai, love it or hate it, it’s one of the hottest brands around and we check out its new tourbillon pocket watch and the story of how it became a manufacture in such a short time. We also review IWC’s new Portuguese chronograph as well as Chanel’s very dressy J12 Chromatic dive watch.
This is one of the most military-looking Ball watches in quite some time. It is also a new DLC-coated piece, something that Ball doesn’t release all that often. Say hello to the Engineer Hydrocarbon Black. While I like this piece a lot, it is more a conceptual remix of other Ball watches versus something totally new.
For the start of August, we spend time with one of the hottest new releases at Baselworld, the Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue. We also find out Jess Hess’ “Grail Watch”; learn about brands that make their own metal; and attempt to understand why watches cost what they do.
Welcome to “My First Grail Watch,” a new interview series on aBlogtoWatch that explores the first major timepiece lusted after by important people in the watch industry. Today, we’re hearing from Jeff Hess, CEO of Ball Watch USA.
What’s an orrery? How will the recent Switzerland-China free trade agreement affect watch sales? And what does a $59 and $15,000 watch have in common? All this and more in this aBlogtoWatch & Friends edition’s bi-weekly roundup…
Hands-on look at the new Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Airborne that is a follow-up to the standout Ceramic XV watch.
In the seventh edition of our bi-weekly roundup, we listen to nine Patek Philippe minute repeaters, check out Ball’s prototype annual calendar watch, visit the Montblanc Villeret manufacture and more.
Ball watches is set to shake up the industry a bit over the next few years as they are close to reaching a critical mass with design, technology, and partnerships. You should already know that Ball is involved in a strategic partnership with BMW for the production of pretty good looking Ball for BMW watches (hands-on here).
The good news is that new watches in 2013 are better than ever, and take it from people who’ve seen the watches. Top 10 lists are great, but a few we’ve seen are written by people who haven’t even seen the products…
These days Ball watches are an easy buy. Well-made mechanical Swiss watches that tend to fit the bill nicely and their prices are more fair than inflated. Ubiquitous tritium gas tube illumination ain’t bad either. Ball’s core design ethos is split between original designs al la Engineer Hydrocarbon creations as well as faithful homages.
Ball released an interesting new diver called the Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU. The Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) is the branch of the American Navy that deals with the standards for operational diving and decompression rules for their divers. NEDU is actually the group responsible for establishing the decompression tables you may know from scuba training or, if you’re like me, from the rubber strap that came fitted to a Citizen Aqualand diver.
We get asked for advice on buying watches all year long but we can’t answer everyone. If you still aren’t sure what watches should be on your shopping list this holiday season, let’s see what the aBlogtoWatch writing team has to say.
A hands-on look at Ball Watch’s new collection of Ball for BMW timepieces including the Classic, GMT, and Power Reserve models.
You recently got a first look at the new BMW by Ball watch collection here on aBlogtoRead.com. There you learned that Swiss Ball watches was to be a major timepiece making partner of the Bavarian Motor Works car company.
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