BALL watches stand out for many reasons—the Railroad Standard, tritium illumination, Swiss movements—but above all, they’re known for quality. Our first collaboration with BALL is a reboot of one of the brand’s most sought-after timepieces: the Fireman Night Train. Armed with a bevy of tritium tubes, the original was recognized for its radiant look. Our version is too, however we’ve redesigned the dial for a more contemporary look, and color-matched the crown to tie everything together. Like the original, our Night Train DLC features a Swiss-made Elabore-Grade ETA 2824-2 automatic movement, a sapphire crystal, and a 100-meter water-resistant stainless steel case that’s covered in Diamond-Like-Carbon coating. The watch comes on a perforated leather strap, but a DLC-coated bracelet is available at checkout.
Note: At checkout, choose the perforated leather strap (base price) or the DLC-coated stainless steel bracelet (+ $150). You can also add an additional leather band for (+ $90).
Note: For your early support, the Drop + BALL Watch Co. Night Train DLC Automatic Watch will be available at this limited-time preorder price of $849 until the run ends. Once the product is in inventory, it will be available at the regular price of $999.
Tritium gas is a self-powered isotope of hydrogen that glows in the dark for up to 50 years without any external charge. Typically found in tactical military-inspired watches, it’s ideal in dark conditions when you need to read the time at a glance. Our Night Train DLC is fitted with a whopping 63 tritium tubes—and we’re not talking about any old grade, either. Compared to the T25 tritium on the original, our version is T100, making it up to four times as bright for even greater legibility. Plus, with the increased brightness, the transition from bright to dark environments is even easier on the eyes.
Before the development of railroads across the US, there was never a need for standardization in timekeeping. Suddenly, when trains needed to make connections in different cities, problems arose. Webb C. Ball realized this early on, and founded BALL Watch Company in 1891 to find a solution. Designated the “Chief Time Inspector,” he created a rigorous set of criteria for watches used on trains—a standard to which all BALL watches were held, and later formed the basis for the COSC Standard (by which many high-end watches are evaluated for accuracy today). Nowadays, BALL is located in Switzerland, where it produces a wide-range of high-quality Swiss-made timepieces suitable for extreme conditions.
Some images of this watch have been altered for illustration purposes only. The final product may differ slightly. Final caseback artwork will include 'Drop Special Edition' marked along the edge.
We get it. Sometimes what you ordered just doesn’t work out. If that’s the case for you, don’t fret! All customers (both US and international) may return or exchange this item in new, unused condition within 30 days of delivery.
All orders will be shipped by Drop.
Estimated ship date is Sep 28, 2020 PT.
Payment will be collected at checkout. After this product run ends, orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.