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Author:  eja [ Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:45 am ]
Post subject:  Ball vs Longines

I was thinking about buying a moonphase watch and I've narrowed down my choices to a Ball or Longines.

Does anyone have any thoughts or opinions on either brand?

Author:  Breitling Bloke [ Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:08 pm ]
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Don't know an awful lot about either brand - although I am aware of both.

However, for the exclusivity I would (IMHO) go for the Ball - which models of these would you go for anyway?

Most people who are brand aware (of watches) would recognise Longines as a "luxury" watch maker but few would know (or have heard of) Ball. If you go for Ball then there is a seller with a good reputation on eBay. Let us know what you think.

More opinions to follow no doubt.

Author:  Roffensian [ Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:51 pm ]
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Breitling Bloke wrote:
Don't know an awful lot about either brand - although I am aware of both.

However, for the exclusivity I would (IMHO) go for the Ball - which models of these would you go for anyway?

Most people who are brand aware (of watches) would recognise Longines as a "luxury" watch maker but few would know (or have heard of) Ball. If you go for Ball then there is a seller with a good reputation on eBay. Let us know what you think.

More opinions to follow no doubt.


My personal preference is Ball as well, the lume is obviously outstanding and the style appeals to me. I came close to buying the new Trainmaster (Midnight Special I think) earlier this year. As Breitling Bloke says it is less well known and that appeals to me as I don't see myself as following the crowd.

Author:  eja [ Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:29 pm ]
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BB, I am choosing between the Ball Engineer Master II moonphase and the Longines Master Collection moonPhase.

I don't know much about either company and I don't really care about name brand - I just like watches that look cool. :D

Author:  Breitling Bloke [ Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:04 pm ]
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Having looked at both briefly the Ball really appeals.

Have a look here - the close-ups are awesome!

http://www.jurawatches.co.uk/watch.asp?productid=2770

mmmmmmmmmm.....something special about that.

The Longines looks nice too but doesn't have that certain je ne ce quoi

Also if you're not swayed by a name as such that and want a watch which IS cool - that ball looks great...and the lume!

Author:  aaron davis [ Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:38 am ]
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I think I would have to say I prefer Ball Watches too!

Author:  Flotch045 [ Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:40 pm ]
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longines for me.

Author:  success500 [ Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:23 am ]
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I agree with you Aaron!

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