Ball Watch Co. LogoBall Watch Co.’s collections trace back to the company’s origins and evoke the glorious age when trains puffing smoke and steam crisscrossed America. Back then, the pocket watch was a necessity to maintain precise rail schedules. By 1893, many companies had adopted the General Railroads Timepiece Standards and one of the chief players in developing the standards was Webster Clay Ball. This farmboy-turned-watchmaker from Fredericktown, Ohio, decided to leave the homestead for a more lucrative occupation. When a hogshead’s watch stopped resulting in an accident, Ball decided to establish quality benchmarks for watches that included antimagnetic technology, and he set up an inspection system for the timepieces.

Today, Ball Watch Co. has maintained its lineage, although now producing in Switzerland. These rugged, durable watches aim to be “accurate in adverse conditions,” so the company tagline says—and at a very good price. Functionality remains a top priority, so Ball will go to special lengths to work special technologies into its timepieces. And it is one of few brands to use tritium gas tubes to light up dials, hands, and markers.

Ball Watch Company S.A.
Rue du Châtelot 21
2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds

T: +41-32-724-5300
F: +41-32-724-5301

T: (+41) 21 796 3636
F: (+41) 21 796 3637

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