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BALLAST TRAFALGAR BL-3134-03
WOW, what a watch! I thought it was too heavy and too big (46,5mm, 150g) at first, but this great watch wears like a little one! And the leather bracelet. Soft as a child’s bum! A really great wearing feeling!
The New Ballast Trafalgar features a patented bezel control feature which is used to both wind the mainspring of the automatic movement and more critically the bezel is used to set both time and date with ease.
Using the outer structure of the case as part of the adjustment mechanism harkens back to submarine clocks and timers that had to be opened to be adjusted.
The New Ballast Trafalgar has a modified Miyota 8215 21 Jewel Self-winding Automatic movement at its core. The 8215 has been and is an utterly robust and reliable pieces of machinery crafted in Japan offering 40 hours of timekeeping accuracy powered by the wearers wrist movement or in the case of the Trafalgar through a quick counter clockwise turn of the bezel while the watch is in use.
I love this new BALLAST TRAFALGAR watch with the open movement! Please have a look at the video of the mechanism, link is in the story and in the profile.
“We Come Unseen”
The Motto of the Royal Navy’s Submarine Service remarks upon the clandestine nature of the submarines movement under the waves.
For the hundred years of service, the Submarines and submariners of the Royal Navy have evolved from being regarded as renegades “underhanded, unfair, and damned un-English” to being regarded as a crucial part of the countrys Naval Defense.
A small reminder then on the side of each Trafalgar on the side of the 9 olock individually screwed into the case.
The Buckle BALLAST TRAFALGAR BL-3134-03
Where you may see a submarine detailed buckle as an add on, the Submarine punch through stainless steel tang buckle come standard with each Trafalgar.
Each buckle is bold, strong yet utterly wearable and crafted to the line of the leather strap for a no-nonsense comfortable fit.
BALLAST TRAFALGAR Video
Read here the BALLAST WATCHES INTERVIEW