The Ballast Odin is one of the newer releases from Ballast Watches. The Odin is a casual, yet rugged watch with some elegant touches. A nice grab and go option being a quartz powered watch.
The Odin comes in a variety of color options, grey dial, cream dial, dark copper dial, blue and finishes with PVD and Rosetone. The model being reviewed here is the black dial with brown leather nato style strap.
MOVEMENT: Swiss Made Quartz 3H Date
CASE: Solid Marine Grade 316 L Stainless Steel Caseback / Sapphire Crystal Lens
WATER RESISTANCE: 100m
DIAMETER OF CASE: 44mm
STRAP: Genuine Leather Nato Strap with Signature Woven Label
STRAP WIDTH: 22mm
Retail Price $400 USD.
Let’s start off with the packaging. The Odin comes in a nice black outer cardboard box, and inside the black leatherette presentation box. When you lift the lid, the front of the box sports a nice steel nameplate, and the watch is housed nicely on a watch pillow. Included are all your warranty and instruction booklets as well.
The case of the Odin BL-3132-01 is solid 316L stainless steel. The majority of the case is finely satin brushed, with just some subtle high polishing done on the edges of the lugs and fixed bezel ring. The 44mm case is somewhat a traditional round case with elongated curved lugs and the length of the case measures 48mm. One thing that stands out is the very pronounced crown guards and the large 8mm push pull crown. The size is a little misleading though. Measuring from 10-4 without the crown guards, the Odin measures in at 41mm. With the crown, the Odin is just shy of 46mm. 44m is the listed case size from the website, and before I measured it, I just felt it was a little small compared to the specs. This would be why, as they seem to have included the crown guards in the case width. The Odin’s case thickness is just about 11mm.