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First up is an Ocean 1 Legacy. Steinhart made about 200 of these for Gnomon in 2016. It is a homage to a Rolex Sub from the 1954-55 time frame. Here are pics of both of them..
(The above is not my pic) The SS case is 42mm wide & the L2L is 52mm. The lugs are pre-drilled & the case sports an exhibition back. It is powered by the ever ubiquitous ETA 2824-2. The signed, over-sized, locking crown lacks crown guards. The matt black dial sports aged appearing lumed indices & the thin, pencil shaped hour/minute hands feature a gold gilt treatment. The most distinguishing features of the dial are the 'lollipop' second hand & the words 'shock resisting'. These are shown off to great affect by the raised dome sapphire crystal that distorts the dial's look, depending upon the angle the watch is held at.
It comes w/ the standard 22mm Steinhart oyster style bracelet that narrows down to 18mm at the clasp. While it is the same 'sticky' clasp that many of us are familiar with, the coin-edged bezel turns easily w/o much, if any, back play. It cost me $220.00 in cash and a Hammy auto chrono in trade.
The 2nd addition to the Steiny Stash is an Ocean 1 Vintage. The 42mm SS case also has a L2L of 52mm & the lugs are pre-drilled, as well. It is powered by either the same ETA 2824-2 or the Sellita equivalent. The caseback is closed and features a pic of a diver's helmet. The grey dial face also features 'aged' lumed indices & only 2 lines of text. It's looks also benefits greatly by it's high domed sapphire crystal.
The signed, locking crown resides inside of a red stem sleeve and there are no crown guards. The smoothly turning bezel features a red inverted triangle that adds to the look. It has the same oyster style bracelet of the O1L. While currently in production, I picked up this 'previously loved' example for $350.00. Here's a pic.. If you guys can comfortably wear Steinhart's 42mm wrist offerings(and many of us w/ smaller or round wrists can't), I give these 2 watches strong recommendations, particularly the Ocean 1 Vintage, as it is still in production and can be picked up at attractive price points on the 2nd hand market.
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