April 23, 2011

Ball Storm Chaser DLC Glow Review

Ball Storm Chaser DLC Glow Watch Review

  The new Ball Storm Chaser DLC Glow does exactly what the name suggests, glows bright and is designed with storm chasers in mind. There are an astonishing 66 tubes that glow all night long, helping the fearless chasers. One of the unique features of the Storm Chaser is the telemeter chapter ring. The telemeter can be used by the wearer to judge distances, for example where lightning has struck. Simply start the chronograph function when lighting is seen and stop the function when the thunder is heard. Based off of the speed of sound through air, the wearer can now estimate how far away the lightning struck via the telemeter. The storm chaser concept is continued onto the case back where there is a Doppler truck depicted and the words “Doppler Radar on Wheels”. 
  Different from the standard Storm Chaser this one has a DLC (diamond like carbon) finish. DLC is superior for scratch resistance and gives the watch it’s gray-black appearance throughout, even the pushers and crown. The chronograph functions represent elapsed hours, minutes, and seconds. Like many Ball watches there is a day/date window at the 3 o’clock position. Rounding out the overall appearance is a red stitched rubber strap, highlighting the subtle red touches found throughout the dial. If you are a “lumaholic”, then definitely look into the Storm Chaser DLC Glow. Watch is limited to 1999 of each dial version, black or white/gray.

Pros - Limited Edition, 66 micro gas tubes, telemeter

Consideration - How will the DLC hold up over time

Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 43mm
Dial: Black
Crystal: Sapphire 
Bezel: Fixed Tachymeter
Strap: Rubber
Movmt: Valjoux 7750
Power Reserve: 42 hrs
Water Resistant: 100M
Lug Width: 21mm

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