The Ocean 2 blue model is a beautiful homage to the Bremont Submarine S500 BK-GN. I remember when the Bremont was first shown how stunning and what a wonderful departure it was from typical dive watches (albeit very expensive). Steinhart has managed to make subtle changes to the Bremont design that are also preferable in my opinion (and at much more affordable price). I even like the Steinhart blue over the Bremont sea foam green. Great work Steinhart!
The only similarity is in the lume section on the bezel. Beyond that (i.e. case shape, crown, crown protectors, dial, hands, date), they are too different in my opinion for one to be a homage of the other.
I'll go further... looking at the Bremont I do see two features that stand out as being similar to the O2... that being the minute hand and the color contrast on the Bezel. Beyond that the watches are completely different... and when I look at the watch I see inspiration coming from a number of places including watches already in the Steinhart collection... for example I see some of the BlackSea there... (which you have said is a homage to the Blancpain FF, I disagree there as well).
Last edited by Doboji; March 28th, 2012 at 18:41.
I sent an email early this morning and have not received a reply. No activity on my Paypal account, either.
Try calling them... although I believe they're closed for the day now.
This was simply my opinion. And perhaps the word homage is too sensitive a word if taken/ used out of context (as it often is). But in context it is very different than saying copy or replica (which is not what was implied). Paying homage is simply showing respect/ reverence/ relationship to something. Inspiration here also kind of works. Perhaps it is subjective...but having seen the pictures of the Ocean 2 I did immediately think of the Bremont. Likewise when first seeing pictures of the Black Sea I thought of the Blancpain. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Opinion or context aside... I will again offer that the Ocean 2 looks to be a beautiful watch. And I would have also quickly purchased the Black Sea had it been offered to the general market. I think Steinhart has done a superb job with both of these watches.
Last edited by pft; March 28th, 2012 at 21:00.
Ordered one this morning and got the confirmation email. Phoned my bank to arrange the bank to bank transfer. Now I just have to cross my fingers and hope for the best. I have never been through a purchasing procedure like this before so I am feeling a bit anxious!
...just be patient they do answer the emails usually within 24 hours... This is not amazon, they are a small company...
The wait is over. Ordered and sent payment for my first ever swiss made mechanical watch. Steinhart Ocean Two blue. And on my birthday!! :)
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