Authorised retailer for Ball Watch Company Watches. We all have the American railways to thank for the creation of BALL
watches. The introduction of a railway system in America brought
about the need for truly accurate timekeeping. Especially when
travelling in between distant cities, precision was extremely
important. BALL watches were created for the railways and that
means they had to be incredibly nearly flawless in their timekeeping.
Today’s BALL watches are inspired by freedom, travel and facing
adversity head-on. They feature fashionable designs appealing to
modern consumers but the values of quality and accurate timekeeping
are still key in the creation of BALL watches.
The History of BALL Watches
BALL watches are linked to the advent of the American railways. The
introduction of a railway system meant that accurate timekeeping was
required for both practical reasons and for safety. As each town kept
its own local time based on the position of the sun, there were many
complications when connecting distant cities by rail. It became
difficult to avoid collisions and, in 1891, a collision in Ohio caused
several deaths. This led to the appointment of Webb C. Ball as “Chief
Time Inspector” – he set up tests and standards for all watches used
on trains. His system helped to establish accuracy and uniformity in
timekeeping. Webb C. Ball went on to focus his efforts on developing
watches for the railroads using the standards he developed. It was his
jewellery business in Cleveland which went on to become the Ball
Watch Company that we know today.
Functional and Fashionable
Today Ball Watch Company is one of the most respected watch brands
in the world. The general appearance of the watches has evolved
however the company still keeps to the founding spirit of the brand –
industrial function. Modern BALL watches continue Webb C. Ball’s
quest for accuracy in timekeeping. When you become a part of the
BALL family you can be sure you are getting a modern and
fashionable watch you can rely on.