FAST, EASY & AFFORDABLE
Did your favorite Ball Watch stop ticking? We know the feeling, among our staff we have a few Ball watches ourselves, but don't worry. WatchGnome offers watch battery replacement for Alpina watches and makes it fast, easy and affordable. Unlike other watch shops, WatchGnome handles the whole process for you without you having to leave your house.
Ball Battery Replacement By Mail
Professional | Hassle Free | Affordable
How we make Ball watch battery replacement easy
- Order: When you place your order, WatchGnome sends a padded box and prepaid return shipping label straight to you
- Pack it up: Just pack your Ball up securely, stick the USPS first class label on the box and drop it in any mailbox
- Replace battery: We get your Ball watch back to our workshop, change out your old watch battery for a fresh new one, polish it up & set the time
- Straight back to you: We pack it up and send it straight back to your house
You'll get your Ball back in just a few days without ever having to leave your house!
Ball Watch Company
BALL Watch Company SA is an American watch company based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. It was founded in by Webb C. Ball in Ohio 1891. The company has direct connections to the rich story of American railroad history.
Before the development of railroads across the United States, there was no need for a standardization of time in the United States. Each town across the US kept its own local time, based on the position of the sun and the seasons. When trains began to connect with distant cities across America, it became critical for safety. The key problem was preventing train collisions since many trains traveled on the same tracks and often towards each other. difficult to avoid collisions. Moreover, there was no policy nor standards for the watches used by the railroad employees.
On April 18, 1891, a head-on collision between two trains in Kipton, Ohio resulted in several deaths. At the time, trains were using the same lines in opposite directions and had to cross each other at defined crossing points. That day, one of the conductors’ watches stopped for four minutes leading to the fatal collision.
In order to make train rides safer Webb C. Ball was appointed “Chief Time Inspector” and set up tests and standards for all watches used on the trains. Ball’s criteria of accuracy was so strict that they later inspired others like the Swiss Official Testing Institute (COSC).
Still committed to its original American roots, BALL has located its international headquarters and watchmaking workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
Factory Standard Water Sealing
Ball watches are designed to be water resistant to significant depths and at Watch Gnome, we understand that's critical to the watch. Our trained, watch technicians seal all the Ball's we change back to Factory Standards to make sure your watch is water resistant.