Ball Watch Company was founded to standardize time for the United States railroads. In recognition of our illustrious past we are proud to present our latest addition, the Trainmaster Cleveland Express, a classic chronometer. The Cleveland Express ran on a high-speed route on the New York Central Railroad connecting the busiest city in the United States with the headquarters of Ball Watch Company in the then-bustling Midwest. It ran faithfully several times a day for the first half of the 20th century.
In designing this watch we used, as inspiration, a Ball 8-day power reserve vintage desk timepiece produced circa 1930. Clad inside the refined Trainmaster watchcase is a COSC-certified automatic chronometer movement. The influence of the BALL vintage desk timepiece takes form in the numerals and the use of the minute track punctuated with hour markers. The slightly domed dial, finished with a radiant sunray pattern, catches light from every angle. Its simplicity sets a perfect platform to display the contrasting metal numerals. The 0.4mm thick Arabic hour indexes give a substantial feel and a three-dimensional aspect.
ETA 2836-2, COSC certified
3 hands and date
15 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability
Shock resistant to 5000 Gs
Water resistant to 50m
41mm, 12.5mm height
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal case back
Stainless steel bracelet or crocodile leather strap with standard folding buckle
Silver or blue