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  • History

    To a large extent, the development of the watch industry in America can be attributed to the advent and subsequent development of American railroads.

    After two mail trains collided in Kipton, Ohio, the Lake Shore officials enlisted Webb C. Ball to investigate Time and Watch conditions throughout the Lake Shore Line and develop an inspection system for their implementation.

    Webb C. Ball set about immediately and put in place fortnightly checks on the watches worn by all railroad workers. The checks were carried out by approved watchmakers. Ball set strict standards, forbidding variations more than 30 seconds among the watches.

    It is important to recognize and applaud Webb C. Ball, for his system was the first successful one to be accepted on a broad scale. It was his system that set the standard for railroads and helped establish accuracy and uniformity in timekeeping. It also resulted in railroad time and railroad watches being recognized as STANDARD, whenever accuracy in time was required.

    Today, BALL Watch is one of the most respected and established watch brands in the United States. We continue to update the product range in the 21st century to keep pace with shifting consumer patterns. But, despite changes in appearance, the founding spirit of the brand - industrial function - is never compromised.

    It is upheld in Ball's original details, such as the watch dial that faithfully follows his design guidelines for the standard railway watch. Every detail, from the shape of the hands to the style of the numerals, was laid down by the founder in his quest for accuracy in timekeeping.

    It is a vision that the Ball family remains faithful to. For legions of men and women today whose split-second decisions keep the world ticking, it is a shared commitment.

    BALL Watch - Since 1891, Accuracy Under Adverse Conditions

  • Gas Light

    BALL Watches are equipped with tritium gas-tube technology, which ensures perfect legibility in all circumstances, even in the most extreme conditions.

    These self-powered micro gas lights (3H) are a novel source of light produced using Swiss laser technology. They provide superior, longlife brightness that is 100 times brighter than luminous paint and has a useful life easily reaching 25 years. The BALL micro gas tubes do not need recharging from any external light and do not drain batteries.

  • 1OO YEARS OF SHARED RAILROAD HISTORY












    CELEBRATING THE 100th YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRAND CENTRAL TERMINMAL

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