To piggyback on this thread, I too just got a ball watch from Mike at Vera's. Loved the atmosphere and relaxed selling style of Mike and his people. They were just genuinely nice people with a great shop. I only wish it was closer to DC. I highly recommend getting down there to see Mike if you are thinking about a ball- between the stock on hand and the knowledge of the product, Vera's has a good edge!
Not to mention the shop is active in this forum which I also appreciate.
Thanks a bunch, will post pictures once bands are in and watch is received (Christmas Present).