Ball Trainmaster Secometer Pocket Watch

Ball Trainmaster Secometer

In 1900, Webb C. Ball set the standards for railroad pocket watches – timepieces that kept America’s train network safe and reliable, elevated horological standards and made the Cleveland jeweler a wealthy man. Some 120 years later, the Ball Trainmaster Secometer pays homage to the Swiss-owned watchmaker’s roots. Does it keep the faith? . . .

Continue reading “Ball Trainmaster Secometer Pocket Watch”

New Watch Alert: 1/10/2020

New watch alert - lume shot Panerai Equation of Time

Another Friday, another horological harvest. If keeping up with the New Watch Alert series is a bit like drinking from a firehose now, imagine what it’s going to be like when I report from Watches & Wonders (the new, user-friendly Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie). The SWATCH group and Seiko won’t be there, but I will. Meanwhile, I’m here to spill the temporal beans, beginning with a very strange watch . . .

Continue reading “New Watch Alert: 1/10/2020”