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The Ball Trainmaster collection is the classy watch collection from Ball. Unlike the other collections, they are meant both for the meeting rooms and casual. The finishing of the Trainmaster is finished to an exceptionally high standard one will expect from Ball Watch Co. Understated, and has tritium gas tubes in the hands and dial to shine brightly at night.
|Ball Trainmaster Standard Time 135 Anniversary - Ltd Ed 1000pcs|
The Ball Trainmaster is powered by the Ball RR1101 automatic movement, which is based on an ETA 2892-2. Ball puts an emphasis on accuracy under adverse conditions. So while they are from the dress collection they are made to be tough withstanding. The Trainmaster Standard Time 135 Anniversary is a commemoration of Ball's 135th annieversary and limited only to 1000 pieces worldwide.
The Trainmaster Standard Time 135 Anniversary - Ltd Ed 1000pcs Ref. NM3288D-LBRJ-WH has a unique case design. The slim and attractive polished case gives the watch a sense of quality. If you are familiar with vintage watch, one will instantly notice the vintage design cues of the Trainmaster Standard Time. Measuring 40mm, the stainless steel case with a unique downward curving lugs helps in wearing comfort. To top it up, the Trainmaster uses a boxed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment for added toughness and vintage charm. It even comes with an exhibition caseback for one to admire the mechanical movement at work.
|Vintage watch inspired case with boxed sapphire crystal|
The screwdown crown at 3 is engraved with Ball's “RR” logo. Making this a good 50m water resistant, more than enough for everyday wear.
The Trainmaster Standard Time 135 Anniversary has a simple and classic dial that speaks class. The white enamel dial is a beautiful pure white. At the tip of the arabic indexes are each with an embedded tritium tube.
|15 X T-25 Tritium tubes|
One of the unique aspects of the Ball watches are their use of tritium gas tubes. The tubes have tritium gas inside which is radioactive, emitting electrons which react with a phosphor layer that coats the inside of the tube. The result is a constant emission of light. No more charging them by external light sources like conventional SuperLuminova. The Ball Trainmaster uses 15 X T-25 tubes, one per hour marker and one per hand. Hours 1 – 11 and hands all glow green, while 12 is in orange/red for easy identification in the dark.
The Trainmaster Standard Time 135 Anniversary comes with a genuine calf leather strap with Ball signed tang buckle.
The Ball Trainmaster Standard Time 135 Anniversary - Ltd Ed 1000pcs Ref. NM3288D-LBRJ-WH is certainly for someone who is looking for a dress watch which is tough enough for everyday use. The vintage design cues on the dial and case coupled with the boxed sapphire crystal gives the watch the vintage charm most watch collectors will be familiar with. With superb luminosity and well finished case and construction this watch rates highly in value for money.