Ball Watch Company To Enter The Australian Market!

| August 17, 2010 | 5 Replies

Ball Watch Hydrocarbon

Well, it’s been a big couple of weeks for Australian watch lovers. Firstly, the announcement that the incredible Chapter Two by Maitres du Temps was being offered for retail sale for first time in Australia, then the exclusive Fine Watchmaking event hosted by Cartier in Sydney and now we have some more exciting news to share.

Today we received official confirmation that the excellent collection from the BALL Watch Company will soon be available in Australia!

The BALL Watch Company
For those of you not familiar with the brand we encourage you to check out our article on the Ball Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon, in which we cover the company’s rich history. However, for the purposes of this article all you need to know is that the Ball Watch Company was established in 1891 by Webster Clay Ball, a jeweler and horologist who established an accurate and uniform system of timekeeping within the American railroad system.

That, and the fact that they make exceptional timepieces. Robust, highly legible and famed for their excellent build quality, Ball watches truly are tool watches as they should be. Not only do they look great but they also serve a practical purpose and their range is broad enough to suit nearly all tastes and budgets.

Ball Watch company

Australian retail prices will range from around $AUD2,000 – $AUD5,000 for the standard models and go all the way up to around $AUD20,000 for the limited edition models in precious metals, such as platinum. Pieces from the ladies collection will also be available and will range from around $AUD1,500 – $AUD3,000. Although all models may not be available in store, we are told that it should be possible to order any specific model from the current collection directly from Switzerland, if you should so desire.

No information has been released yet on stockists, however, as soon as this information becomes available we will let you know. We anticipate things should move fairly quickly, however, as the brand is being distributed by the highly reputable Avstev Group, Australia’s largest privately owned watch distributor which also looks after Raymond Weil, Frederique Constant, Girard-Perregaux and TechnoMarine.

The Final Word
Ball watches really do offer a viable alternative to mainstream brands such as Tag Heuer and Omega and it’s fantastic to see these sorts of brands finally making their way into the Australian market. Having said that, the distribution will be very selective and in limited numbers so you can be safe in the knowledge that not too many people will be walking around with your new favorite timepiece!

To find out more about the Ball Watch Company please visit their official website: www.ballwatch.com/

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  1. David says:

    Sweet. I’ve been thinking about tritium tubes for a while now.

  2. Kitty says:

    I saw Ball watches in US once, looks pretty cool in the dark

  3. james says:

    hi
    has Ball watches been introduded into Sydney as yet, do you know what stores are stocking them.
    thanks
    james

  4. Tom Mulraney says:

    Hi James,

    Thanks for your comment.

    Ball Watches are available in Sydney through Swiss Concept (www.swissconcept.com.au).

    Make sure to come back and let us know if you get one for yourself!

    Best,
    Tom

  5. Dr Chris Cluniea-Ross says:

    I bought my new Ball Hydrocarbon from Wallace Bishop in Brisbane on 5 October 2013 as a present to myself to celebrate my 50th birthday. I absolutely love this watch, and told all my friends to get one. On 27 February 2014 I noticed that the minute and hour hands had stopped moving, along with the date, although the month, seconds and stopwatch still worked perfectly. I took it back to Wallace Bishop this morning (1 March 2014) and the repair guy said that I had damaged it because the adjustment cover was deformed and it couldn’t be opened. I showed him he was trying to open it in the wrong direction, and I swung it straight open. I have never dropped or damaged the watch. I noticed the cover was a little deformed about a week after I first got it, but I didn’t think it was a big deal. I suggested that they replace the cover, since it was going to be a least a month before I got the watch back, and I had never had a significant impact, just normal wear. His attitude was very much that I was going to be blamed for this. VERY DISAPPOINTING. I had the watch less than 5 months, it cost me $4600, I was told it could withstand 7500G force, and now this is somehow my fault. I will keep you and everybody I know advised of my progress. Keep this in mind before you buy a Ball watch!

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