Ball Fireman NECC U.S Navy Expeditionary Combat Commando Diver Automatic Review
The Fireman collection from Ball is one’s of it’s signature and most popular collection. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the Ball Watch Co. Fireman NECC U.S Navy Expeditionary Combat Commando Diver Automatic DM3090A-P4J-BK, one of the collections coveted watches!
Our first impression of the Ball Fireman NECC watch is that the timepiece is crisp and clean. The very extreme white Arabic numbers on the bezel look so nice contrasted against the black bezel. Like most all Ball watches, this piece includes gas tubes with make this watch extremely luminescent, and maybe one of the most readable watches I have had on my wrist. The rubber strap fits my wrist well do to the fact that the strap can taper at a 90 degree angle to the watch, which allows the strap to hug your wrist. The antireflective sapphire crystal make it feel as though there is no crystal at all, the clarity is amazing. Although you will never see the anti-shock system inside this watch you can rest assure that it is at work protecting your watch from most shocks and impacts. This one diver watch I would not hesitate to take on a diving trip as you have the best of both worlds, comfort and readability. The movement winds very smoothly as you would expect for an automatic men’s sport watch. The 40.5mm case is even the perfect size to fit under the cuff of my long sleeve shirt.
Ball Fireman NECC History
The Ball Watch Co. Fireman NECC U.S Navy Expeditionary Combat Commando Diver Automatic DM3090A-P4J-BK was made from Ball Watch Co.’s cooperation and support of the NECC (Navy Expeditionary Combat Command). The NECC is made up of very tough personal that push their limits through rough terrain, night or day, land or sea, which is why the Ball brand made the watch shock resistant up to 5,000 G’s, luminescent hands and dial marker for night reading, and water resistant up to 300m (1000ft).
Ball Fireman NECC Price
The Ball Watch Co. Fireman NECC U.S Navy Expeditionary Combat Commando Diver Automatic DM3090A-P4J-BK is priced at $1,599. It is priced on the lower end of the price spectrum for its fellow Ball Fireman watches. It definitely cuts the BALL WATCH FIREMAN DLC GLOW STORM CHASER CHRONOGRAPH CM2192C-P2-BK ‘s price, in fact, its less than half of the $3,699 price point. Although it may seem as if the Ball Watch Co. Fireman NECC U.S Navy Expeditionary Combat Commando Diver Automatic DM3090A-P4J-BK is a cheap watch, the BALL WATCH FIREMAN ENTERPRISE NM2188C-S5-BK is below it at $1,199. Ultimately, the DM3090A-P4J-BK isn’t a cheap nor an expensive watch, its a modestly priced Ball watch.
Ball Fireman NECC Case
The case of the DM3090A-P4J-BK is a stainless steel case with TiC Titanium carbide coating to give a sleek black looks while also adding additional protection to the watch’s interior mechanisms. The watch also features a sapphire crystal exhibition case back to explore the intricate systems that make up the watch. This men’s watch is 40.5mm in diameter which fulfills almost any man’s wrist. The watch also has a thickness of about 13.2mm which could be considered a perfect match to its 40.mm width. This men’s watch features a stainless steel unidirectional rotating bezel for dive watch capabilities.
Ball Fireman NECC Crystal
The crystal on the Ball Fireman NECC is an anti-reflective sapphire crystal to exhibit the black dial. The exhibition case-back is also a sapphire crystal.
Ball Fireman NECC Dial The black dial functions hours, minutes, seconds and date on the 3’o clock for all around knowledge of the time. The hands and dial markers have Tririum micro gas tubes for night reading capability.
Ball Fireman NECC Crown
The Ball Watch Co. Fireman NECC U.S Navy Expeditionary Combat Commando Diver Automatic DM3090A-P4J-BK Black Mens Watch has an all black screwed crown that blends in perfect with the black case, just as the NECC Navy does while in combat.
Ball Fireman NECC Caliber
The movement of the is an automatic caliber BALL RR1103 which is shown through the sapphire crystal exhibition case back.
Ball Fireman NECC Strap
The band is a comfortable black rubber strap with a pin buckle that feels smooth when worn.
Ball Fireman NECC Features
- Automatic caliber BALL RR1103
- 13 micro gas tubes on hour and minute hands and dial for night reading capability
- Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and magnified date
- 300m / 1000ft
- Stainless steel with titanium carbide (TiC) coating
- Ø 40.5mm, height 13.2mm
- Stainless steel unidirectional rotating bezel
- Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
- Sapphire crystal case back
- Screwed-in crown
- Rubber strap with pin buckle