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Re: The "what watch are you day dreaming about now" thread

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:00 am Surely, you can do better than that, Steve.

Got to be a microbrand/Kickstarter out there that will do the job for you. I'll find something.

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Is it that bad?! I thought it was quite an interesting variation on a theme. Bronze, not enormous like a lot of pilot watches, simple case, nice handwound movement, exhibition back, white-edged hands, etc.
stefs wrote: Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:34 am Unlike Guy I think that’sa decent looking watch and although I haven’t looked I doubt it will be silly money. Definitely worth a punt Steve
Thanks Paul. It's currently about £450 after currency conversion, which I don't think is too bad for a bronze toe in the water again.

Interested to see what alternatives Guy comes up with though! :)
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A bronze Ombre commands a premium at CW, so that figure seems pretty reasonable for what you're getting there Steve.
Like the gold crown and ratchet wheels with the Steiny logo as well, nice touch.

Just had a quick look at the range. Blue dial would be my choice, but I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.
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FYI, there are bronze, sterile pilots with the Seagull handwind movement available for ~£60 (eBay) if you really wanted to limit it to a cheap toe-dipping exercise.
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welshlad wrote: Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:19 am
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:00 am Surely, you can do better than that, Steve.

Got to be a microbrand/Kickstarter out there that will do the job for you. I'll find something.

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Is it that bad?! I thought it was quite an interesting variation on a theme. Bronze, not enormous like a lot of pilot watches, simple case, nice handwound movement, exhibition back, white-edged hands, etc.
stefs wrote: Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:34 am Unlike Guy I think that’sa decent looking watch and although I haven’t looked I doubt it will be silly money. Definitely worth a punt Steve
Thanks Paul. It's currently about £450 after currency conversion, which I don't think is too bad for a bronze toe in the water again.

Interested to see what alternatives Guy comes up with though! :)
I also like it Steve, its a good looking Steinhart and choice within that micro range. Clean dial with your sought after bronze. Green light!
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Feeling like i need a bit of green.
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I had a Bronze Zelos Mako that I thought was great value but this horizons is maybe a little nicer? I notice they are out of stock now though.
https://zeloswatches.com/collections/ho ... 9986142297
That said I have had steel versions of the Steinhart and Trident and both are great too.
For a cheaper version to try Bronze out I have looked at these before on eBay but can’t comment on the quality.
https://sanmartinwatches.com/wp/product/sn030-q2/
Enjoy the search Steve and I can certainly see me getting another Bronze, I liked watching the change. I had mine in the South of France for a couple of weeks and even noticed a change in that time.
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welshlad wrote: Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:19 am Interested to see what alternatives Guy comes up with though! :)
Apologies for the belated response Steve. Sadly nothing seismic to suggest for you.

Essential problem seems to be that Steinhart occupy a unique position in the market (mostly based on price).

I sort of found what I was looking for in terms of a 'quality' bronze Flieger, but these were from the likes of Laco and Archemides at double the price, and more, of the Steinhart.

As Ryan has suggested;-
StrappedUp wrote: Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:38 am .
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. . . .FYI, there are bronze, sterile pilots with the Seagull handwind movement available for ~£60 (eBay) if you really wanted to limit it to a cheap toe-dipping exercise.
I was hoping to make a suggestion direct from Parnis.org (who supply a lot of the eBay watches, in a lower spec to their own sales) but their website is down at the moment; presumably due to C-19 lockdown)

On balance, therefore, if you are happy with the Steinhart why not go for it. :)

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Can’t stop thinking about this since trying it on a couple months ago, got to be in the list for my next big bday....will give me time to save for it too!!
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Thanks Guy, Ryan, Andy and Lance. I think the Steinhart is still in pole position. I just need to decide whether tomorrow's CW new release will jump ahead of it in the queue. So still pondering for now. :)
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woody72 wrote: Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:11 pm Can’t stop thinking about this since trying it on a couple months ago, got to be in the list for my next big bday....will give me time to save for it too!!
Same here woody, I'm hopefully taking early retirement in a few months time and have budgeted in the exact same watch.

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Retirement won't come in a few months, possibly a few years. Until then, I will continue dreaming of this.
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I don’t normally comment on this thread but I thought the warranty on this one was worth a mention.

Plus I like it, a little out of my league tho.

https://timeandtidewatches.com/panerai- ... -warranty/
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TheBeatles wrote: Tue May 05, 2020 7:38 am I don’t normally comment on this thread but I thought the warranty on this one was worth a mention.

Plus I like it, a little out of my league tho.

https://timeandtidewatches.com/panerai- ... -warranty/
Nice find Brian.

Love the watch, not so much the price and . . .
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. . . I'll have to live to 135 yrs to get my money's worth out of the Warranty. :lol:

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My trigger finger is getting very, very twitchy!

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BobMunro wrote: Tue May 12, 2020 1:47 pm My trigger finger is getting very, very twitchy!

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Very swish indeed. I liked the sound of it from the outset. When I tried one on last December the ladder bracelet option was still to be released.
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