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It’s hard to pin down exactly what “value” means when we’re talking about mechanical watches. Considering that nobody actually needs a mechanical watch, it’s really all grey area. However, there are a few things that I think we can all agree bring value to the table: robustness of construction, aesthetic finish and execution, and quality of movement technology. The Tissot Ballade delivers on all three, and with a price tag under $1,000 makes one heck of a case for itself.

The Ballade is an extension of the Tissot Powermatic 80 collection replica watches, which has been a core offering from Tissot for years now. I think the Powermatic 80 watches are the most interesting and compelling watches to come from Tissot overall, with the occasional chronograph or vintage-inspired worldtimer getting my attention too, and they come in many flavors. There are the basic models, and also special editions such as the Le Locle Chronometre that I reviewed way back in 2013, that really push the watch to its extremes. While the Ballade is now a central collection, I’d place it squarely in the latter camp, and for some pretty concrete reasons.

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The most important thing about the Ballade is under the hood. The Powermatic 80 caliber has been upgraded to include a silicon balance spring, making it more resistant to magnetism over the long run. Typically, you’d have to spend thousands of dollars to get a watch with a silicon balance spring, but thanks to Swatch Group owning ETA and having some of the best industrial movement production capabilities you’ll find anywhere, you get that additional substance in a sub-$1,000 watch here. As if that wasn’t enough, the movement is also COSC certified as a chronometer. I really can’t think of a better movement available with a three-figure price tag. Can you?

Otherwise, the Powermatic 80 caliber movement fake Tissot watches (also called the C07.111) is unchanged. It’s based on the ETA 2824-2, with the namesake 80-hour power reserve, 23 jewels, and the automatic winding system. Decoration in the Ballade is similar to what you’ll find in other versions too. The rotor is polished and engraved with Tissot branding, which looks nice and isn’t too over-the-top, while finishing on the other components is pretty minimal. For a caliber like this, I think it’s appropriate, if not the most exciting.

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But beyond the movement, the Ballade succeeds in other ways too. I’ve always liked the Powermatic 80 aesthetic, which has just enough mid-century charm to set it apart while being mostly a pretty no-nonsense look. The Ballade adds some different dial and case finishes that I really like. The bezel has a fine hobnail finish all the way around, with a slim polished section right around the dial, that frames it rather nicely. The pattern is then echoed in the center of the dial, with a flat section around the edge there as well (though this time much wider). The applied steel markers span the two sections of the dial, adding some dynamism. The slim Arabic numerals at 12 and six, combined with the sharp hands, are a definite nod to the scientific watches from the 1930s to 1960s that inspired the Ballade.

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Like most watches in BALL’s extensive catalog, the Fireman NightBreaker has some solid specs behind it. The case is 40mm in diameter with a height of 11.3mm. It sports a sapphire crystal, a screw-down crown, and water-resistance rating of 100 meters Ball watches UK. Additional features include anti-magnetism (resistant to 4,800A/m) and the brand’s patented Amortiser anti-shock system (a lock for the rotor that prevents the weight from damaging the movement in the event of a sudden shock). The movement powering the Fireman NightBreaker is the BALL RR1103, which has as its base an ETA 2824-2. Like I said, the Fireman NightBreaker offers solid specs for a watch that could easily be a daily driver.

Where BALL puts a spin on the Fireman NightBreaker is with the different options available for customizing the watch, which is something they’ve done in the past, but certainly not to this extent. There is not simply an option A or an option B, but rather multiple combinations that can be made to better fit an individual’s taste.

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For starters, there are two dial designs: one with large Arabic numerals at four, eight and 12, and one without. Both of these dials feature BALL’s signature tritium tubes, which are the tallest they’ve ever been at 1.5mm in height here. They’re of varying lengths to accommodate the large numbers on the first design, and equal lengths for the second (except for a shorter tube at three, where there is a date window and magnifier). Both dial choices look great with the numeric version perhaps looking a bit sportier.

Then there are three dial colors to choose from: blue, silver, and black dial Ball fake watches. This already gives you six distinct dial options, but there’s more. Customers can also choose from three different tritium tube colors—yellow, white, and green—for a total of 18 different dial variations!

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Buyers can opt for stainless steel bracelet Ball replica watches or they can knock a few bucks off by going with a leather strap in black or brown or a rubber strap (go for the bracelet—it’s always better to have). For an additional cost, BALL is offering Jacquard NATO straps in green, blue and red—all made in France. Lastly, buyers can add an engraving to the back of the watch at no additional cost during this pre-order period.