Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

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Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by sharkfin » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:12 pm

Here we go, Balls Deep.

Ok, up on deck today, we have the Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m Diver.
I got to handle JeJe's Ball, :poke: , here's my impressions. :grin:

quick specs.

3000m WR, 45mm monocoque titanium case
16.5mm thick, 5.3mm dome sapphire crystal
ETA 2892, COSC
Shock resistance of up to 7,500G's, Antimagnetic up to 4,800A/m
Equipped with a BALL’s new patented setting system (“SafetyDIVE”) that allows the diver to count down with a half-minute precision its immersion time
Tritium Tubes for luminence
Helium Escape Valve @09:00

Strange I've read many websites state the case as 43mm diameter which is clearly wrong in this case. JeJe measured, its 45mm without crown.

This is a huge beast of a diver. Very tall and big for my 6.5" :o
The thick crystal gives the dial a deep 3D-ish dial view. Nice depth.
Tritium tubes look great as usual with Ball's. They've seem to incorporate a new/cleaner method of applying the tubes on this one. Nicely done as you can see.
The weight is nicely balanced considering its Titanium Case. Like many titanium watches, they always seem to be too light and very non existent. But this has still got some heft to let you know there is some presence and very comfortable for long use.
The protruding crown is very unique.Solid build no doubt. :thumbsup:
The tube threading seems endless. I was surprised how much it took to turn before it finally unscrewed. Wow, vault-like. Really cool. IMO.
The winding was super smooth and wasn't a surprise with the ETA 2892.
Interesting that the case is still so thick, even though they use a thin movement such as the ETA 2892. :shrug:
Love the hands and indices. Nice detailing, as well as with the bezel and case back engraving. :excited:
The double screw lugs are funky, but twice as solid I suppose.
Very nice Mad Cow bracelet that was modded to this Ball. Interesting touch/mod.

This has to be one of the nicest, most simpler looking, Ball dial/watches. I likey very much. :rock:

Enjoy the show.
:cheers:

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the crown

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crown in

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crown out

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comparos Ball 45mm & GS 44mm

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the glow

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candid video review:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ6zHkKfeaE[/youtube]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o6Dp5eQdis[/youtube]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buFuDiYpM8U[/youtube]

comparo sweeping hands
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qFfaX9ZD-Q[/youtube]

Tritium tubes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcDY6hMQIJU[/youtube]
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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by homathetes » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:17 pm

Ball's best diver to date by a country mile.

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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by ElChingon7 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:21 pm

homathetes wrote:Ball's best diver to date by a country mile.
+1

And only 16.5 high? Not bad, not bad. I'm liking this one a lot :clap: :clap:
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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by CesarG » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:29 pm

Impressive chunk of titanium

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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by jimyritz » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:29 pm

Nice review and pics...Badass watch.. :thumbsup:

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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by sharkfin » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:34 pm

Thanks guys!

Forgot to mention, the curved lugs make it fit nicely on my small wrists.
Very comfy IMO.

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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by cali kid » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:39 pm

Great review and one of if not the best looking of Ball Watch Co lineup! :cheers:
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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by mbakes » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:02 pm

Excellent review. I'm intrigued by this watch but I need to get past the crown guards. I have to say it looks good on the wrist.

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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by patstarrx » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:31 pm

Ok i was wrong, I want one!
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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by Jeje » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:47 pm

Wow Dave, we have to do more GTG's
You do such great reviews that I'm gonna bring ya my puck and you'll be the official reviewer,

Great great pics dude, and even more considering the location the where taken!
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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by apnk » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:57 pm

That's an impressive watch.

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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by T.R. » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:11 pm

Great pics. :thumbsup:

Excellent review. :thumbsup:

Indeed, possibly the most classy offering from Ball to date. There are a lot of very nice touches on that watch: nice crown, bad ass bezel, clean dial without the funky numbers made out of the tubes, fantastic hands!

Very nice to see this watch on some wrists and in real life. :cheers:
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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by SCM64 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:16 pm

Might be their best Dial/hands combo. :cheers:

Crown/Gaurds...still a little over the top for me. Caseback and Bracelet are sweet. Nice package. :thumbsup:
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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by Seth » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:24 pm

I am enamoured with my Mad Cow. Really a spectacular watch worthy of the cost -- certainly the details hold up against other watches in the price range. I'd buy this one in flash if the opportunity presents itself.
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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by deepcdvr » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:44 pm

Great review of a BADASS watch!

Thanks for the pics and videos :cheers:
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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by Tragic » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:56 pm

That's a serious looking watch for sure.
Great pics!

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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by toxicavenger » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:25 pm

T.R. wrote:Great pics. :thumbsup:

Excellent review. :thumbsup:

Indeed, possibly the most classy offering from Ball to date. There are a lot of very nice touches on that watch: nice crown, bad ass bezel, clean dial without the funky numbers made out of the tubes, fantastic hands!

Very nice to see this watch on some wrists and in real life. :cheers:
+1, super glad they didn't so something retarded with the lume tubes and kept it kind of simple.

great review Dave, so did you touch his balls in public or in the bathroom? :clap:

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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by Jeje » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:35 pm

Lol
We kept it casual
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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by sharkfin » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:47 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
T.R. wrote:Great pics. :thumbsup:

Excellent review. :thumbsup:

Indeed, possibly the most classy offering from Ball to date. There are a lot of very nice touches on that watch: nice crown, bad ass bezel, clean dial without the funky numbers made out of the tubes, fantastic hands!

Very nice to see this watch on some wrists and in real life. :cheers:
+1, super glad they didn't so something retarded with the lume tubes and kept it kind of simple.

great review Dave, so did you touch his balls in public or in the bathroom? :clap:
public bathroom. :shifty:

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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by NoCompromise » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:10 pm

Great looking Ball! :fro: That thing is a monster, and I love the style.
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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by kawasakizx7 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:04 pm

Fantastic looking watch Dave.love the hands.all round looks bulletproof.

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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by sharkfin » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:53 pm

kawasakizx7 wrote:Fantastic looking watch Dave.love the hands.all round looks bulletproof.
Thanks, but not mine unfortunately.

It belongs to JeJe. I just did a quick review cause its pretty damn cool!

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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by ballmoose » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:23 am

How many mm is just the saphire dial, would you put a zagg dial face protector on it? Thanks,

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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by BSears » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:35 am

A zagg dial face protector? WTF is that?
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Re: Ball HydroCarbon Deep Quest 3000m review

Post by apnk » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:43 am

BSears wrote:A zagg dial face protector? WTF is that?
They make overpriced screen protectors for electronics. Anyway, I wouldn't, it's fcking saphire dude.

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