Opinions on Steinhart ocean blue?

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Opinions on Steinhart ocean blue?

#1 Post by stryfox » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:30 am

Ok guys.
Most of us like vintage watches. I get that.
I'm sure many of us have modern watches too.
I am considering buying this.
https://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/prem ... -blau.html
I like dive watches. I really like the blue from a style point.
I have some seiko and dare I say it invicta dive watches.
I keep looking at this one because the quality looks really good for the price.
I have no plans on buying a submariner so let's just skip that discussion. Also I have no plans on buying a fake submariner as I think that's just silly and bad for the hobby.
So what's your opinions on this one? Other ones I should compare it to before I buy?
Thanks for any input or addition to the conversation.
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Re: Opinions on Strinhart ocean blue?

#2 Post by stryfox » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:31 am

Somehow I typod and double posted. Sorry. We can delet this one.
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Re: Opinions on Strinhart ocean blue?

#3 Post by Movintage » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:41 pm

Steinhart IMO makes an excellent quality watch at a very reasonable price point. You get a lot of watch for your buck and they retain their value. A number of their limited editions have become collector pieces and increased in significant value. It's easy to tell, Steinhart focus is " homage" but agin IMO, do a very good job of it.

Sorry, Stryfox, the Blue Smuf diver isn't my taste, but that's me. What you like is the only thing that counts. Well maybe what Mrs Stryfox likes counts too :lol:

I own their O1V and absolutely love it. I purchased it direct from Steinhart. Very easy, no problem with customs, excellent customer service too. I have my eye on another. Steinhart' Aviation Dual Time. I've already started saving my pennies.
https://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/flie ... emium.html

Good luck on your decision. Remember, if you pull the trigger, our price in the U.S. is without tax ( VAT)


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Re: Opinions on Strinhart ocean blue?

#4 Post by stryfox » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:29 pm

Thank you for the information.
My wife probably dislikes 1/2 of my watches but she is a good sport and humors me.
Honestly the smuff blue dial is what drew me in.
I like the look of submariner type watches but hate when people ask,"is that a Rolex?"
Just like when they ask is my motorcycle a Harley?
Not that there is anything wrong with either of those, I just get tired of explaining the differences unless it is someone who is actually interested and not just trying to put down my choices. Lol
I figured with the bright blue dial not to many would assume it's a Rolex. To me that is a good thing.
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Re: Opinions on Strinhart ocean blue?

#5 Post by Squash61 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:56 pm

I went to the website. Wish I didn't. There are some real nice looking watches there. Good to know they're good quality.
I reall like this pilot watch.

https://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/flie ... uster.html

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Re: Opinions on Strinhart ocean blue?

#6 Post by stryfox » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:59 pm

Well I have one incoming. I'll report back what I think of it.
Every picture I see the blue looks a bit different so we will see how I like it when I see it firsthand.
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Re: Opinions on Strinhart ocean blue?

#7 Post by Movintage » Mon May 01, 2017 2:08 am

Stryfox, CONGRATS on the purchase!!! Looking forward to your review and pics.

Squash, that Nav-B with the distressed strap looks the business ;)

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Re: Opinions on Strinhart ocean blue?

#8 Post by stryfox » Sat May 06, 2017 10:41 am

Well it's here!
I am going to spend some time with it before adding my thoughts on it. First impression is that I am impressed.
I tossed it on the timer and it was .01 beat error and +0 seconds
28800 bpm.
The links were a breeze to fit as the pins just screw in. Feels and looks great. Again I'll try to add useful information when I spend some real world time with it.
However as you see I am not comparing it to top of the line watches. My dive collection is mostly watch of the affordable range.
I just have to resist the urge for now to take it apart. Lol
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Re: Opinions on Strinhart ocean blue?

#9 Post by stryfox » Sun May 07, 2017 12:41 pm

Ok so when I put it on yesterday around 26 hours ago I set it to the atomic clock. 26hr later is is two seconds slow. I took it off and put it back on the timer. Here are the results.
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Re: Opinions on Strinhart ocean blue?

#10 Post by Movintage » Tue May 09, 2017 10:38 am

Hi stryfox and congratulations again on purchasing a fine watch!
As I'm sure you know, the ETA 2892 A2 comes in 4 grades, Standard, Elabore, Top and Chronometer. Your Ocean One Blue ( Smurf) is a Top grade with 5 adjusted positions. The daily rate for the Top grade is a maximum of +/- 4 s/d. The max positional error is +/- 15 s/d.
While your watch is in spec,we know you'll be opening up that caseback and tweaking to COSC spec :D

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