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Ball Watch Co. Fireman NECC U.S Navy Expeditionary Combat Commando Diver Automatic DM3090A-P4J-BK Black Mens Watch Review 2017

Ball Fireman NECC

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 front

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 side view

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 main

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 case

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

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 back

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

Movement

  • Automatic caliber BALL RR1103

Functions

  • 13 micro gas tubes on hour and minute hands and dial for night reading capability
  • Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and magnified date

Shock resistance

  • 5,000Gs

Water resistance

  • 300m / 1000ft

Antimagnetic

  • 4,800A/m

Case

  • 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

Band

  • Rubber strap with pin buckle

Dial

  • Black

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At first glance, I am struck by the sleek and sexy white dial which is in complete contrast to the black Arabic numbers. This outstanding men’s watch is the perfect example of a men’s dress watch that can also be worn as a sport watch. This luxury watch is 39.5 mm in diameter and is beyond comfortable on the wrist. The watch even comes with a luxurious box to hold it in. Being one of the best watch brands, this may quickly become one of your favorite watches.

Ball Trainmaster Standard Time Chronometer NM3888D-LL1CJ-WH

The History

The basis of this watch goes all the way back to the year 1833, before the adoption of Standard Time. In this time period, time was dependent on the position of the sun. This resulted in every city having its own uniques time zone. This complicated system made it impeccably hard for the railroad companies to have synchronized railroad timetables. The U.S railroad companies soon changed this system, and since 1833, the way of ‘Standard Time’ has been used in almost every city across America. The Standard Time rule separates the country into four different time zones. This change has made the use of the sun to tell time seem like a vintage tactic, and has since led to the disappearance of more than 70 official time zones, and has continued as the official time system to the present day.

The Price

The Ball Trainmaster Standard Time NM3888D-LL1CJ-WH price is $2,499, which is considered a great price point for this timepiece. In comparison with its fellow Trainmaster watches, the watch is on the lower side of the price range. Watches such as the Ball Trainmaster Kelvin Celsius Scale and the Ball Trainmaster Kelvin Fahrenheit Scale just top it at a price of $3,899. And then theres watches such as the Ball Trainmaster Royal Blue White Dial Limited Edition and the Ball Watch Trainmaster Moon Phase Ladies that beat it by $300 at $2,199. It may seem as if it might be a little expensive after hearing this, but when compared to the Ball Trainmaster Manufacture Limited Edition ($8,999), it is said to be more of a cheap watch. All in all, the watch has a very competeable price compared to other watches like it.

The Case

The case is a gorgeous 39.5mm stainless steel case. It has fine finishes of satin and polished edges, giving the watch a clean look. The case also has a smooth finish making it extremely comfortable for everyday wear.

Ball Trainmaster Standard Time Chronometer NM3888D-LL1CJ-WH close up

The Crystal

The crystal is antireflective convex sapphire crystal which serves to eliminate glare when staring into this beauty. The case back also features a convex sapphire crystal for viewing of the intricate structure.

Ball Trainmaster Standard Time Chronometer NM3888D-LL1CJ-WH back

The Dial

The date at ‘3’ is very readable as is the entire watch. The markers are luminescent as are the beautiful blue steel hands which make for great reading at night. These hands are heat treated to provide the rich looking blue color. The small seconds indicator at ‘6’ is a tradition of the more classical watches. The white, enamel dial makes the black Arabic numbers stand out in contrast.

The Crown

The view of the stainless steel screwed-in crown also gives a glimpse of the slimness of the watch, for a 11.15 mm thick watch is very thin which adds to its wearability and comfort. This view also shows the fine finishes of satin and polished edges of the stainless steel. The combination of finishes provide a very impactful appeal.

Ball Trainmaster Standard Time Chronometer NM3888D-LL1CJ-WH crown

The Caliber

This beautiful Ball watch is an automatic movement and I am immediately struck by the precise winding of this movement, which after about 10 winds starts up this wonderful engine. Setting the watch is a breeze, simply unscrew the crown and set the time and date. The crown proved very easy to unscrew.

Best of all, the Trainmaster has great accuracy in telling time.

Ball Trainmaster Standard Time Chronometer NM3888D-LL1CJ-WH caliber

The Strap

The black alligator leather strap is the perfect color for this white dial. The buckle is a polished steel tang buckle. The exhibition case back provides an insight into the beauty of the decorated movement. The blue screws and jewels that are visible add to the elegance of this movement.

The Features

Movement

  • Automatic caliber BALL RR1105-C
  • Chronometer certified COSC

Functions

  • 14 micro gas tubes on hour and minute hands and dial for night reading capability
  • Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds and date

Shock resistance

  • 5,000Gs

Water resistance

  • 30m/100ft

Case

  • Stainless steel
  • Ø 39.5mm, height 10.5mm
  • Anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal
  • Convex sapphire crystal case back
  • Screwed-in crown

Band

  • Crocodile leather strap with standard buckle

Dial

  • White enamel

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