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Ball Men's Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV Chronometer Automatic Watch
Solid gent's Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV Chronometer, featuring a COSC certified automatic movement, finished to the highest levels of accuracy attainable by a mechanical movement, also featuring a date function. The movement is housed in a solid stainless steel case, water resistant to 30atm, with a screw down case back, crown with Ball's patented crown locking and protection system. To complete the tough credentials of the case, the watch has a scratch resistant ceramic bezel, with luminous inserts, and a scratch resistant, anti reflective sapphire crystal. The watch fastens on a heavy duty stainless steel bracelet, with hidden deployment clasp. For ultimate visibility, this watch is fitted with luminous gas light tubes, so low light visibilty is astonishing, and never fades or requires recharging.
This watch is supplied with:
- - Official Ball presentation packaging
- - Official Ball guarantee
- - Instruction manual (where applicable)
- - 3020 Reward points
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Ive coveted Ball watches for some time now. They have a tough, rugged style that is unique and a quality that is second to none.
The Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV is a stunning timepiece.
The first thing youll notice is the quality of the packaging. Youre not buying a cheap watch here and everything looks and smells premium from the word go.
The watch has some great features. First, there are the radioactive tubes of Tritium gas that illuminate the hour numerals and markers, as well as the hour, minute and second hands. The brightness is perfect, not too bright as to keep you awake at night, but bright enough for perfect legibility.
The face is extremely clear, making reading easy, and the Sapphire crystal is stunning.
The bezel is made from ceramic, and is very hard wearing. There is a wonderfully reassuring click as one rotates it anticlockwise.
The crown is protected by Balls unique crown guard system. A small hinged flap rotates away giving access to a screw down crown. Its a wonderful looking feature and one that is not purely aesthetic.
The strap is comfortable and has 2 hidden extension links for wearing over a wet suit. This is a great feature that I havent seen before. The clasp is stunning also.
The movement is very quiet and so far has been very accurate, which shouldnt be a surprise as it is a Chronometer.
The back of the case has an engraving of Jim Whittaker, the first American to climb Everest, and the watch itself is named XV after Peak XV, the designation given by the Great Trigonometric Survey of the 19 hundreds. This all adds to the heritage of this watch.
All in all this is everything I hoped it would be. I love wearing it and owning a genuine classic.
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