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Ball Watch Company is one of the most respected and established watch brands in the United States with their watches Made in Switzerland. They have been updating their product range in the 21st century, enabling them to keep pace with shifting consumer patterns. Not leaving their roots, Ball continues to upheld original details, such as the watch dial that faithfully follows the design guidelines for the standard railway watch. Till this day, Ball makes superior watches that endure all adverse conditions, even more so could be seen in their all new Engineer III Ohio collection.
|BALL Engineer III Ohio Off-White Ref. NM9126C-L14J-GY|
Unveiling the new Ball Engineer III Ohio Off-White Ref. NM9126C-L14J-GY. The Engineer III Ohio measures in at conservative 40mm in diameter with a height of 13.5mm. Further, it features a screwed-in crown, commonly found on most Ball’s watches, allowing it to have a 100m/330ft water resistannce. Once the time and date adjustments are done, screwing back the crown will enable one to bring it out for some splash around water.
|Use of 904L Stainless Steel Means Exceptional Shine|
What makes the Engineer III Ohio really unique is the use of 904L stainless steel. This steel has been used primarily by the big “R” company for decades now. 904L grade stainless steel is unlike any other steel. Due to its extra amounts of chromium, molybdenum, nickel and copper, 904L steel features superior resistance to corrosion, rust and acids. While its unique hardness allows it to withstand extreme conditions, it also requires special machinery and production processes in order to be shaped. Visually, 904L grade steel has a exceptional high polish compared to 316L steel and ages exquisitely well.
Selected BALL timepieces are now built using 904L steel. Though every timepiece is made to handle harsh conditions, the implementation of 904L stainless steel only fortifies the strength and reliability.
|Cream Dial with Rose Gold Plated Index & Hands|
Moving on to the dial, the new Engineer III Ohio takes some tweaks from the earlier version of the Engineer II Ohio. There are a total of 15 micro gas tubes on the hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability.
Couple this with a dauphine style hour and minute hands, along with their signature seconds hand with Ball’s “RR” symbol as counterweight on the other end. The warm off-white dial is matched with rose gold plated applied index and hands giving the watch an air of sassiness. Topping things off for the dial, the Engineer III has a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating underneath.
|Self Powered Tritium Vials Luminous|
The Ball Engineer III Ohio is powered by the Ball RR1102 automatic movement, which is based on an ETA movement.
The new Engineer III Ohio is paired with their elegant mocha leather strap with Ball signed tang buckle.
Summing things up, the Engineer III Ohio Off-White Ref. NM9126C-L14J-GY is certainly for someone who appreciates fine watchmaking that packs reliability and value from a respected watch company. The use of 904L stainless steel gives the watch an exceptional glow while making it tougher and more corrosion resistant at the same time. The watch exhibits exceptional value given that it has a 28,800bph modified ETA movement. The beautiful off-white cream-ish dial with self-illuminating tritium tubes and exceptional case makes this watch high up in the value-for-money chart. We cannot find a reason not to like this watch if you are in the market for an everyday smart casual watch.