Scratched the Ball itch...

Scratched the Ball itch...

Postby Nuvolari » January 14th 2017, 8:24pm

Even I, in the very back of my mind, knew it was only a matter of time before I finally pulled the trigger on a Ball - but insisted I would like them from afar.

And I did. But I decided today to go ahead and like one up close and relieved that cool jeweler in my town, Chris, of this example. (He was he host of an annual Whiskey & Watches GTG I had referenced a while back.)

I've referred a couple of buyers to his store and as a result I have found him to be particularly fair to me... but still walked away from the Ball offer at the last W&W. But I sure as hell have thought about it for a while...

And, you know, "buy the seller", a gentleman from whom I have already purchased. So? "Whaddya wading for?" I had no good answer other than every other watch I also own...

It's definitely love. Too bad I didn't notice the schmegma at 10:00 until I saw the pictures. Meh, what the hell.

Look, not that it's any of your business, but so what? What if I did just tinker around the garage this afternoon while never actually conducting any productive activity? The afternoon was all about wearing this watch, damn it. Alright? Jeez.

So, yeah, I was lazy this afternoon - but that's only because I was overwhelmed with loooooooove...

Check it:

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I'm happier than a puppy with two peters, as the saying goes... but I AM concerned that this may simply be a "gateway" watch... :o

Thank you, Lady and Gentlemen, for reading!
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Re: Scratched the Ball itch...

Postby Racer-X » January 14th 2017, 8:56pm

Congrats, that is sharp. I like the thin bezel on these and the unique bracelet, reminds me a bit of MIDO in that respect. You are so lucky to have this awesome guy.
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Re: Scratched the Ball itch...

Postby biglove » January 14th 2017, 9:05pm

Own two and love them. Bracelets and the Tritium are supreme. Fantastic finish on the polished parts that is as good as any watch I have ever held.

Great addition to your collection.
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Re: Scratched the Ball itch...

Postby Thunder1 » January 14th 2017, 9:13pm

Good looking dress watch!!!..congrats!!..
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Re: Scratched the Ball itch...

Postby jaw » January 14th 2017, 9:21pm

Very handsome. Love the cyclops (fuck what anyone else thinks).

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Re: Scratched the Ball itch...

Postby smellody » January 14th 2017, 9:39pm

That takes balls! Nice.
   
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Re: Scratched the Ball itch...

Postby artman » January 14th 2017, 9:57pm

Best title for a post! Awesome watch, but I can't past that crap on the 10:00. Wtf?
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Re: Scratched the Ball itch...

Postby Nuvolari » January 14th 2017, 10:06pm

Totally - it's a big deal being able to trust, plus he's just a cool dude.

Racer-X wrote:Congrats, that is sharp. I like the thin bezel on these and the unique bracelet, reminds me a bit of MIDO in that respect. You are so lucky to have this awesome guy.
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Re: Scratched the Ball itch...

Postby Nuvolari » January 14th 2017, 10:10pm

I complete agree and now fully understand. Quite frankly, Travis, pictures of your watches contributed to my eventual caving... 8-)
biglove wrote:Own two and love them. Bracelets and the Tritium are supreme. Fantastic finish on the polished parts that is as good as any watch I have ever held.

Great addition to your collection.
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Re: Scratched the Ball itch...

Postby Nuvolari » January 14th 2017, 10:12pm

Thank you, Sir! The black dial is also awesome, but I liked slightly more how a white dial might also look with a Panny-thick leather band.
Thunder1 wrote:Good looking dress watch!!!..congrats!!..
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Re: Scratched the Ball itch...

Postby Nuvolari » January 14th 2017, 10:17pm

Thanks Jaw! I'm a hypocrite here - because I had once proclaimed a cyclops should appear no where beyond a Rolex crystal where it rightfully belongs.

Whadda dick. So I could always remove it - but I ain't gonna... Not only do I feel differently now, but I'd be more inclined to spray a few cans quite liberally until empty:

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Re: Scratched the Ball itch...

Postby Nuvolari » January 14th 2017, 10:20pm

Thank you, Rev. Dr. - I should probably get another... Mr. B.Love suggest it's better to have a pair of them...

smellody wrote:That takes balls! Nice.
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Re: Scratched the Ball itch...

Postby Nuvolari » January 14th 2017, 10:24pm

Yeah man, I know! "Excuse me, look I know everyone sneezes sometimes - and 'bless you' - but next time would it kill you to cover your mouth? "
artman wrote:Best title for a post! Awesome watch, but I can't past that crap on the 10:00. Wtf?
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Re: Scratched the Ball itch...

Postby Datsun240Z71 » January 15th 2017, 6:31am

Very nice! I like white dials so there's that.

Good for you.
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Re: Scratched the Ball itch...

Postby biglove » January 15th 2017, 7:18am

Nuvolari wrote:I complete agree and now fully understand. Quite frankly, Travis, pictures of your watches contributed to my eventual caving... 8-)
biglove wrote:Own two and love them. Bracelets and the Tritium are supreme. Fantastic finish on the polished parts that is as good as any watch I have ever held.

Great addition to your collection.


Thanks. Glad that I could further enable the addiction.
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Re: Scratched the Ball itch...

Postby TemerityB » January 15th 2017, 8:06am

The Ball is just beautiful. Handsome, refined, a real man's watch. Classic.

I know how you feel about having to scratch that itch. Worth it, wasn't it? :wink:
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Re: Scratched the Ball itch...

Postby conjurer » January 15th 2017, 9:19am

Dang. Fuck.
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Re: Scratched the Ball itch...

Postby AntFarm » January 15th 2017, 4:37pm

Classy Watch. Nice clean dial. I really love the hour markers. Fantastic lume shot.
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Re: Scratched the Ball itch...

Postby Wasp » January 16th 2017, 6:18am

T25 interesting. I personally like a radiating watch.

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