In WatchTime’s January-February 2014 issue, on sale December 31, technical editor Mike Disher tests the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU, a “muscular tool watch” boasting a COSC-certified chronograph movement and a tough titanium case. Click below to watch an exclusive video of the watch taken by Robert Atkinson (who also provided photos for the story), available only here on WatchTime.com.
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I’m considering buying this model but to be honest this is not the first poor review I’ve read on the Ball brand. I think I should hold on to my money for the time being and look at a different brand?
I purchased the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU Diver’s Watch ~ a year ago. The ceramic bezel fell off the watch, although the warranty covered the fix, when I picked it up the watch I was not able to set the date. I think the repair shop in Florida should have tested all the functions of the watch prior to send it back. Now the watch is going back for repairs again. I am not impressed with Ball I think a 4800.00 watch would hold up better than 100.00 watches I have owned, just my opinion.