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The Ball Watch Engineer II U . S . Marine Corps , with steel TiC-coated black case .

The new Ball Watch Company Engineer II U . S . Marine Corps is actually a series of steel-cased 40mm or 43mm three-hand watches or GMT steel watches , also made in two sizes ( 40mm or 44mm ). And while all the watches are designed to fit within Ball ’ s Engineer collection , this new iteration salutes the 245th Anniversary of the U . S . Marines with the Marine Corps emblem on the dial of each model .
Every watch of course features Ball ’ s well-known always-lit micro gas tubes on the markers and hands for high legibility in darkness . Within the tubes , molecules of H3 gas emit luminous energy for at least twenty-five years without ever needing any input from an external source of light or energy .
The GMT Model , which also features a power reserve indictor on the dial , displays its dual time subdial at 12 o ’ clock and its 42-hour power reserve indicator at 6 o ’ clock . The watch is water resistant to 100 meters thanks to its screw-down crown and is anti-magnetic to 4,800A / m . As an online exclusive , the Ball Watch Engineer II U . S . Marine Corps Power Reserve GMT is limited to 1,000 pieces , each priced at $ 1,549 .
With all- black titanium carbidecoated 43mm cases and black rubber straps ($ 1,699 , or $ 1,499 for the 40mm model w / steel bracelets ), the three-hand models are more contemporary in style . Ball ’ s own Mu-metal shielding protects the automatic movement from magnetic fields up to 80,000A / m . This Engineer II U . S . Marine Corps watch is also water resistant up to 100 meters , thanks to its screw-down crown .
The Ball Watch Engineer II U . S . Marine Corps side view .
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