Ball Watch company was founded by the American jeweler Webster Clay Ball in 1891. In 1891 there was a collision between two trains in Ohio, which occurred because an engineers watch had stopped. The railroad officials commissioned Webb C. Ball as their Chief Time Inspector, in order to establish precision standards and a reliable timepiece inspection system for railroad chronometers. He established strict guidelines for the manufacturing of sturdy, reliable precision timepieces especially for the railroads. Ball's original jewelry business in Cleveland grew into the Ball Watch Company (currently headquartered in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland). The company today manufactures a wide range of timepieces, and continues to manufacture watches for train engineers and conductors. They are well known for watches with Micro gas tube illumination (instead of SuperLuminova), anti-magnetic protection, shock resistance, crown protection systems and cold temperature endurance.
A classical railroad heritage, the "Trainmaster" timepieces are made in the absolute respect for the values of precision, reliability and tradition of the BALL legacy and feature a sapphire crystal case back.
Brushed and polished stainless steel case (43 mm in diameter, 14.8mm thick), Transparent sapphire screw-in case-back
Black dial with a conrail logo at the 9 o'clock position, Silver-tone hands and indices filled with micro gas tubes, Silver-tone arabic numerals
Day and date window at the 3 o'clock position, Sweep second hand, Anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal
Swiss automatic movement, Caliber BALL RR1102, Shock resistant 5,000Gs, Power reserve of 38 hours, 25 Jewels
Water resistant to 5 ATM/50 meters/165 feet, Stainless steel bracelet, Deployment Buckle, Fits up to a 7.5 inch wrist