Hi to all my new forum buddies...this is my 1st post.
I have been reading these forums for a while and they are a valuable source of info for all watch fans....so thanks!!
My old watch......Rolex Sea Dweller......had it for 2 years and loved it.
I have just sold it at a profit as I need some extra cash.
After a lot of searching I have replaced it with the Steinhart Vintage Red.
I received it two days ago direct from Germany and it is indeed a lovely watch.
My only two issues......
The bezel is very loose and has a bit too much play in it.
Movement can be seen as you press on it...I am surprised at this!!
I had read about sharp casebacks and had even mentioned this to Eva at Steinhart.
She had assured me that the issue was fixed.
Unfortunately,I got a sharp one....I now have a bald patch on my wrist and some red skin irritation.
This is a real issue and I would advise anyone that is soon to purchase an Ocean to gain assurances that they will receive a smoothed out caseback.
I have emailed Eva and Gunter about the problem and have yet to hear from them
Emails do not seem to be the best way of communicating with them so I will call them tomorrow.
I am seeking advice from them on how to smooth the caseback out myself or will hopefully get a new one if this can't be done.
Having owned a classic Rolex, I can assure all prospective buyers that the Steinhart watch is
great and can easily hold its head up next to the big names.
I hope to have it on my wrist for many years...minus the hair trimming qualities of course!!
Hope this is of help to others!!