The BALL Watch Company has its roots in America, but is located squarely within the most respected traditions of fine Swiss watch making. The company was founded by American Webb C. Ball in Cleveland with a seemingly simple mission: create dependable timepieces for use in the railroad trade. The company subsequently relocated to Switzerland once it was widely recognized. Its designs were much more than simply workmanlike tools. BALL watches begin with precision: the movements are highly accurate and exceptionally reliable. Under the influence of the Swiss masters, BALL watch designs have developed a masterful style that blends functionality and ruggedness with a dramatic flair that unifies performance and aesthetics. The result: the brands' watches today are at the forefront of both progress and fashion, and are prized worldwide for their unique blend of desirable characteristics.