Watching the Web for January 16, 2015

January 16, 2016 . by Matt Himmelstein

Welcome back to our weekly Saturday feature, Watching the Web, where we highlight interesting watch related posts that we come across on other sites, as well as take a moment to look back at our own popular recent articles. From across the vast collection of watch blogs, I thought I would highlight a reworking of the Urwerk UR110, a review of the Steinhart Ocean One Titanium, and a very sporting looking Grönefeld Parallax Tourbillon. From our own site, we have reviews of the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon, the Moto Koure MK I, and the Deep Blue Master 1000’ Automatic.

Scaling Heights with the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon

January 8, 2016 . by Patrick Kansa

Over the past few years, I have had the pleasure of sampling a variety of different watches from Ball, with quite a few different styles in play. For all of that variety, I had yet to go hands-on with anything from their Engineer line (Engineer II, yes, but not Engineer). Well, we saw fit to rectify that particular oversight, and got to spend some time with the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon.

Patrick’s Top 5 Watches of 2015

December 28, 2015 . by Patrick Kansa

A little bit earlier this month, Matt brought you his thoughts on what the top 5 watches of 2015 were. That seemed to click pretty well with you, and, as we all have our own opinions and preferences, today is my turn to pontificate. Given the wide variety of watches that crossed my desk this…

Ball Watch Trainmaster Cleveland Night Express

November 24, 2015 . by Patrick Kansa

I will be the first to admit – I am a sucker for watches that include tritium tubes. While many of them definitely hit more of a tool- or sport-watch feel, there are ones out there that take things in a more classic, or even dressy, sort of a style. I like that juxtaposition of a classic bit of watch styling mashed up with, well, atomic age technology for illuminating the watch at night. While they live in the luxury end of the segment, the watches from Ball certainly fit that bill, and their latest, the Ball Watch Trainmaster Cleveland Night Express, looks to be another interesting iteration.

Watching the Web for June 20, 2015

June 20, 2015 . by Matt Himmelstein

Welcome to Watching the Web, our weekly look around the internet for interesting watch related articles and news, and our chance to highlight our most popular recent posts. This week, there is the Antoine Preziuso Tourbillon of Tourbillons, MAT Watches, and the Porsche Design Chronometer Series 1. From our our site, the Ball Watch Night Train, and a look at replacement straps were the articles that captured the most views.

Riding The Ball Watch Night Train DLC

June 12, 2015 . by Patrick Kansa

When it comes to the watches that Ball Watch has on offer, it is like a double-edged sword, at least to me. What first drew me in to the brand was the Engineer line, with its bold styling and use of multi-colored tritium tubes. As I have spent time with the brand’s wares (and refined my own tastes), I have come to realize that I prefer things a bit more subdued (such as with the Ball Watch Engineer II Marvelight or Trainmaster Kelvin. That all said, I think another great – and entry-level – option from the brand would be the Ball Watch Night Train DLC.

Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Orbital Watch: Some Watch!

June 18, 2010 . by John Biggs

ABlogtoRead posted a little bit on the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster, a mouthful of a watch with some of the most striking styling I’ve seen in a while. I got to see this piece back at JCK and was extremely impressed. Ball is famous for their gas tube lume and they cover their watches with…