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Introduced:  Baselworld 2007       (my TZ post when I first saw it at BALL watch USA)

BALL Watch Company, the official American railroad standard watch manufacturer, proudly presents the new Fireman Night Train. This sleek black watch boasts a number of impressive technical and design achievements.
The Fireman Night Train is a truly exceptional night watch, with over 60 micro gas tubes lighting up the dial. A true explorer does not let nightfall stop his endeavors, and we believe that a watch should be able to keep up. For the first time, BALL micro gas tubes illuminate every second marker, making for an impressive night display.

The 43mm black case is constructed of stainless steel coated with Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) for superior scratch resistance and longevity. DLC is harder than a natural diamond and slicker than Teflon. Metals coated with DLC exhibit impressive hardness, low friction, high resistance to wear, and even electrical insulation. Research shows that DLC coating dramatically improves the performance and life of any material.

The Fireman design is based on a vintage BALL military watch, refined by our designers with a case profile fitted to the wearer’s wrist for greater comfort. Like the men and women of the military today, railroad workers considered themselves part of a brotherhood, and like the infantry, the Fireman wasn’t the highest person on the totem pole, but he was the person who kept the whole machine moving.

The style of the Fireman is intrinsic to its function, not an artificial add-on. The rest of the design falls in line, representing a modern military timepiece at its best. It is conceived entirely for reliability and legibility, with no concessions made for the sake of style. The matt black dial reveals a white UTC (Zulu Time) window with date warning from 9pm to 3am below, and a date window, while the white-tipped sword hands clearly mark the time.

The Fireman Night Train is a truly tough timepiece with 5,000Gs shock resistance and it is nicely rounded out with 100m water resistance. It is a one-of-a-kind military timepiece for the modern era.

“Fireman Night Train” Automatic Series

Reference number: NM1092C-L1B-BK
Movement:    Automatic BALL Cal. 124 with UTC function
Functions:    Hours, minutes, sweep seconds, date; 24 hour UTC indication; date warning system activated from 9pm to 3am; 60 micro gas tubes marking seconds; 63 micro gas tubes total on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability
Case:    Stainless steel case with Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC); diameter 43mm, height 11.1mm; anti-reflective sapphire crystal; screwed-in crown, water-resistant to 100m; shock-resistant – withstands 5,000Gs shock test
Band:    Calf leather strap with pin buckle
Dial:         Black


          History of BALL Watch Co. - HERE                    BALL Watch USA Museum Tour - HERE

Technical specifications:  



Automatic BALL Cal. 124 with UTC function

Functions :

Winding crown with three positions:
- screwed in - position 0
- pulled out - position 1 - to wind
- pulled out - position 2 - to quick-set date
- pulled out - position 3 - to set time

Display : Hours, minutes, center seconds, date at 3, UTC at 10
60 micro gas tubes marking seconds; 63 micro gas tubes total on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability
Case : stainless steel coated with Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC)
AR Sapphire crystal, screw down engraved case-back,
screw-down crown
Water resistant to 100 meters (330 ft)
Shock resistance: 5,000Gs
Case dimensions : Length:  ?? mm (tip-to-tip of lugs)
Lug Width: 21mm
Width: 43 mm
(??mm L side of the bezel to R edge of the crown)      
Thickness:  11.1 mm     Weight: ??g
Bracelet / Strap : Hand-made leather strap with SS tang buckle
Caliber ETA 2824 Review - HERE          BALL Watch Internet forum - TBA
BALL Watch USA - HERE                      BALL Watch Switzerland - HERE   
BALL Watch U.S. Dealers  HERE              

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Caliber: Cal. 124 with UTC function
Based on ETA 2824-2

Total Diameter :
Casing Diameter :
11.5 lignes 25mm
Thickness :
 ?? mm
Number of parts :
Power reserve :
Jewels: 25
Beats per Hour: 28,800
Beats per Second:  8 (4HZ)
Winding rotor : Central rotor  bidirectional winding,
Balance spring :
Balance :

Introduced in:


Current US MSRP: 2007  $TBA
(Estimated at $1399 - $1499)





























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