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Old 04-24-2012, 09:56 PM
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You know where the phrase "get on the Ball" came from......
I'd like to say yes, but I'm not sure where this is going
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Steve do you dive with it? The diving there must be incredible !
Doug... Yes I have dived with it to 30m at The Maldives, along with my dive computer & also kept it on whilst snorkeling. I have the SS on SS and it is as tough as nails. These watches don't scratch. The Ti version would be even tougher & although I wish I had the Ti chrono, leather bands are no good for diving...

The Maldives IMO has the best diving in the world. With a sea temperature of 27-28c to 35m, no wetsuit required! I will get around to creating some albums here eventually.

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I'm in line at Costco waiting to get gas and my windows are rolled down. I laughed out loud so hard everyone was looking at me kinda funny like.
That's funny Don...We were at a SIDS charity ball last night & I was browsing AA with my phone at the table. My lady reckons I'm now addicted to this forum.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:27 PM
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I'd like to say yes, but I'm not sure where this is going
I have read this several times over the years and believe the below quote...

"After the Kipton, Ohio train wreck of 1891, Webster Ball was commissioned by the US government to create a "standardized" time (since, at the time of the wreck, all municipalities/cities had their own time, and not all were in sync). "Railroad Standard" time became official, and Webb Ball sold accurate pocket watches at a discounted price to conductors in order to get everyone syncronized. "On the Ball" referred to being on "Ball" time, which became the norm in the railroad industry.
Today this is reflected in the "RR" on all of the Ball watches... so if you have one, be proud of the history!"
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I had a Breitling Avenger Seawolf Ti certified chronometer. The watch was accurate to +/- 1 second per day. It was a big watch but very light on the wrist. I ended up trading it for a Sinn 103a sa three register chronograph black dial with white subdials.
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I had a Breitling Avenger Seawolf Ti certified chronometer. The watch was accurate to +/- 1 second per day. It was a big watch but very light on the wrist. I ended up trading it for a Sinn 103a sa three register chronograph black dial with white subdials.
I really like Sinn's version of the Breitling Navitimer. Sinn bought the rights to use the dial lay-out of Breitlings 806 and 809 Navitimer watches when Breitling went bankruptcy in 1979. It may be more of a Navitimer that the current Breitling version.
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I have a PAM 176 (titanium Panerai base model) Been my daily wear for 2 years then it got nicked by my wife who is now wearing it daily.


Only down side to it is that it scratches more visible than SS watches.
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Nice looking watch !
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