Steinhart Ocean One Vintage

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Steinhart Ocean One Vintage

Post by koimaster » March 28th 2020, 12:03pm

have a number of Steinhart watches in the collection. The Steinhart Watch Company is a small outfit in Augsburg Germany focusing mainly on homages with a few of their own unique designs. Currently in the collection, I have the Ocean Vintage GMT, the TRITON 1000 Titanium Titan, the Ocean One Titanium 500 Premium and the Ocean One 3D Ceramic Bezel. Today I have the pleasure to add another of the brand's offering, the Ocean One Vintage or O1V for short.

The O1V is a homage of a popular old model, the Rolex 6200. The Rolex 6200 was one of the very first Submariners introduced in 1954. Before that point in time, dive watches were very large and provided the diver with no other additional functions except the current time. The addition of a rotating bezel enables a diver to accurately monitor the dive times. Nevertheless, despite having a similar dial, markers, bezel and crown designs, the watch is definitely sized to current contemporary dimensions unlike the original Rolex 6200 which only has a width of 35 mm compared to 42 mm for the O1V.

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Re: Steinhart Ocean One Vintage

Post by biglove » March 28th 2020, 5:44pm

Have owned 4+ Steinharts. Should have kept the Titanium Ocean One but otherwise every damned one of them had bezels that were too tight, cases too long/flat and a clasp that would rip your nail off trying to open it.

I get it, they are very well made but overpriced.
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Re: Steinhart Ocean One Vintage

Post by Thunder1 » March 28th 2020, 8:04pm

biglove wrote:
March 28th 2020, 5:44pm
Have owned 4+ Steinharts. Should have kept the Titanium Ocean One but otherwise every damned one of them had bezels that were too tight, cases too long/flat and a clasp that would rip your nail off trying to open it.

I get it, they are very well made but overpriced.
You're so right about the sticky clasps..and the 42mm cases w/ the straight lugs are on the long side..good news is that the bezels on 2 of my Steinys are easy to turn(but 2 aren't) & that the 39mm versions are pretty comfy..
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