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NAV.B-CHRONO 42 CLASSIC A-TYPE BLUE

  • 23-01-2021 9:30am
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    Registered Users Posts: 121 ✭✭ Bruno Mannheim


    I'm a fan of some of Steinharts watches

    I think they have done a great job on this new chrono

    https://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/chronographs/nav-b-chrono-42-classic-a-type-blue.html

    Opinions?

    Currently I'm in a bit of a quandry, big milestone birthday coming and mrs mannheim wants to get me a watch.

    I've always been a massive fan of the Stowa Marine with the sterling silver dial (I already have an Ikarus which I love)

    This would be a dress watch for special occasions only, but I'm now starting to re-think this and feel like watches sitting away for special occasions only are a waste of what they are made for

    The Steinhart would certainly be an option as an occasional daily beater to compliment my O1B Ceramic

    Thoughts on the new chrono and between the 2 I mentioned?

    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,619 ✭✭✭✭ banie01


    The Steinhart is a really nice watch IMO.
    Also getting a 7750 elaboré in a brand new watch, from a reputable maker, brand new and with warranty at that price is eye wateringly good value IMO.

    I would say that a 7750 as a "dress" watch will wear quite high, you might not get a cuff over it easily.
    It's a big piece, and I'd compare it sizewize to my IWC 3878, not for small wrists or tight shirts but a fairly large hunk of wrist jewellery.

    The Stowa silver dial is a very different and particularly in its handwound form, a far dressier watch IMO.

    They aren't 2 I'd be looking at as an either or but if it was me?
    I prefer aviator to the marine, for legibility if nothing else.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,480 ✭✭✭ Lorddrakul


    That Steinhart 7750 is lovely, and a fairly nice interpretation of a classic design.

    I have a similar one from an old Italian house, it wears nicely for almost any occasion.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,309 ✭✭✭ Fitz II


    OP that Stienhart watch is 16mm tall, thats very hefty for a cuff. The IWC is apes is 1-2mm thinner. Stowa would be my preference, its honestly less of a hommage watch and more doing its own thing.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 59,390 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Wibbs


    I'd go with the Stowa too.

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 59,754 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    That is a gorgeous Steinhart. And I agree with banie01, that's very decent value for money for what you are getting with the 7750 movement too. Is there any chance you could pick one up second hand for a good few hundred less?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 121 ✭✭ Bruno Mannheim


    thanks for replies
    I hear what you are saying about the size under the cuff, to be honest I have a couple watches for dress occasions so this Steinhart could work well as a daily beater

    My feeling if I got the Stowa is I would be reluctant to wear it daily. Good problems I guess


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,191 Mod ✭✭✭✭ blue5000


    unkel wrote: »
    That is a gorgeous Steinhart. And I agree with banie01, that's very decent value for money for what you are getting with the 7750 movement too. Is there any chance you could pick one up second hand for a good few hundred less?

    https://www.chrono24.com/steinhart/nav-b-chrono-ii-black-dlc--id17782096.htm

    This is for sale in the states, but it's 2013 so probably due a service. I think new would be better value in this case. Between cost of the service (250 odd) and the possibility of paying vat there wouldn't be a whole lot in it, unless you can source a used one in the EU.

    Nice looking watch OP.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,480 ✭✭✭ Lorddrakul


    blue5000 wrote: »
    https://www.chrono24.com/steinhart/nav-b-chrono-ii-black-dlc--id17782096.htm

    This is for sale in the states, but it's 2013 so probably due a service. I think new would be better value in this case. Between cost of the service (250 odd) and the possibility of paying vat there wouldn't be a whole lot in it, unless you can source a used one in the EU.

    Nice looking watch OP.

    That is a cracking deal for a 7750 based watch from a decent manufacturer.

    But yes, 8 years is a long time if not serviced.

    It is unlikely to need parts, but a even so, a full service is likely to be in €220-250 range. That said parts are ubiquitous for this movement.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,707 ✭✭✭✭ NIMAN


    Thats a lovely looking watch, and in the close-up photos the dial looks beautiful.


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