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Top Picks: Ball Dive Watch Collections that Offer You Quality
You may not notice that every watch brand has a distinctive background behind its craftsmanship in watchmaking. The founder, Mr. Webster C. Ball began his career in jewelry and watches by raising his own Ball Watch Company in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. The decision of building a watch company was made based on a fatal crash of two trains in Kipton that caused several deaths and the investigation showed that one of the conductor’s watches stopped working for four minutes before the crash. Webb Ball then was encouraged to craft high quality timepieces to prevent such tragedy happening again. That’s why until now Ball Watch Co. is producing watches based on American railroads standards where high accuracy is required.
Now, let’s focus on the Ball dive watch collection. As we know, a watch is considered as a dive watch when they have these 3 main features: (1) rotating bezel, a true lifesaver that is meant for an easier reading of elapsed time, (2) water resistant, at least it has 10 bars of water pressure but for now it is recommended to be resistant to 200m water depth or more, and (3) material constructions that are made of stainless steel, ceramic, titanium, and carbon fiber which adaptable to seawater, humidity, and extreme temperature. Those are the traits that every Ball dive watch offers to the watch enthusiast. But, the question is what makes them special among the other brands? Find out the answers here.
Engineer Hydrocarbon Original 40mm Ref. DM2118B-SCJ-BK
Engineer Hydrocarbon Original 40mm Ref. DM2118B-SCJ-BK is a holy mark of the 15th anniversary of the brand’s most robust and distinctive collection. It’s not just a deception, it’s a proof. First, this watch is powered by a COSC certified automatic BALL RR1102-CSL caliber that not only provides high accuracy, but also anti-shock up to 7500G and anti-magnetism to 80000 A/m. Second, it is paired with rugged features from stainless steel case and bracelet to a patented crown system and folding buckle. Third, the sapphire crystal and sapphire bezel definitely adds the strong image that this Ball dive watch creates since it can handle bumps very well. If perfection is a watch, then the Original is what it is.
Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic Midsize Ref. DL2016B-SCAJ-BK
The Engineer Hydrocarbon series is really the gem of the Ball dive watch collection. The company has launched many watches in this series that fascinated the Ball dive watch enthusiasts. One of the most admirable pieces is the Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic Midsize Ref. DL2016B-SCAJ-BK. Took inspiration from the previous series ‘Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV’, this recent model also has a ceramic rotating bezel which is highly resistant to corrosion, scratches, or even ultraviolet rays. It is also matches the watch monochrome colors ⎯black, white, silver⎯ that let you wear any outfits and keep you stylish.
Engineer Master II Diver Worldtime Black Ref. DG2232A-SC-BK
Engineer Master II Diver Worldtime is a must-have tool for you who are half traveller and diver. This series is limited to 1000 pieces only. More features are brought by this Ball dive watch to satisfy the dive watch nerds. Just like the other Ball watches, it also uses a tritium gas tube, instead of luminous paint, for legibility at low light conditions. What makes this watch special is that it offers you a worldtime complication in a dive watch tool. It would still tell you the time of your hometown even when you are on the other side of the world, diving.
Engineer II Skindiver Heritage Blue Ref. DM3208B-S1-BE
Born to be a sea time-tracker, the limited edition Engineer II Skindiver Heritage Blue - Ltd Ed 1000pcs Ref. DM3208B-S1-BE packs plenty of features that won’t disappoint you. Let’s start with the unidirectional rotating bezel that is responsible to measure your diving time, a counter-clockwise direction was chosen to guarantee diver's safety. Another thing we need to highlight is the oceanic dial which boasts a minimalist yet elegant look to your office dress. The design carried by this Ball dive watch recalls the 60’s retro model which was based on the Underwater Society of America.
Engineer Hydrocarbon Submarine Warfare Ceramic Ref. DM2236A-SCJ-BK
Having a good reputation as a dive watch tool, the Engineer Hydrocarbon Submarine Warfare Ceramic Ref. DM2236A-SCJ-BK get non-stop compliments from their loyal collectors. It is admired mostly because of the legibility that this timepiece provides, even at night when the tritium makes the markers glow. The strap, especially the clasp is designed to be as robust as the stainless steel case itself which is well-known for its anti-corrosive nature. Plus it has a ceramic bezel, just like its brother on the Ref. DL2016B-SCAJ-BK, that is more resistant to scratches than any other materials.