Drop + BALL Watch Co. Night Train DLC Automatic Watch
Drop + BALL Watch Co. Night Train DLC Automatic Watch
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Product Description
Our reboot of BALL’s popular Night Train features brighter tritium, a color-matched crown, and a redesigned dial even more handsome than before. Get yours on a perforated leather band or DLC-coated bracelet.
All Aboard the New Night Train

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).

Brightest Tritium in the World

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.

BALL Watches: Born on the American Railroad

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.

  • Movement: Swiss-made ETA 2824-2 Elabore-Grade automatic movement (adjusted in five positions) 
  • Case material: Stainless steel with DLC coating
  • Tritium 63 T-100 tubes
  • Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating
  • DLC-matched crown
  • Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m 
  • Shock-resistant to 5,000 Gs
  • Band: Stainless steel bracelet or leather rally strap
  • Case width: 43 mm
  • Case thickness: 11.5 mm
  • Lug width: 21 mm
  • Water resistance: 100 m (330 ft)
  • Warranty: Ball Watch Co two year warranty

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 Dec 8, 2020 PT.

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