I have had 2 weeks with my new Steinharts..the Black Tie and Mach 1. I don't know how many of you have display backs but I don't think I'll every buy another without it. I've taken the Black Tie off a dozen times just to stare at the watch, the broad display gives a great view of the Unitas 6498 manual wind with “Cote de Geneve” design movement. The deployant is also something else and I just ordered deployants for two of my other watches. If you like big watches this thing is almost 50MM with the crown. I didn't realize they are limited edition and I'm lucky to have mine. Definately a keeper. Anyone else have a black tie? I'm interested in the performance over time. I have experienced less than 2 seconds loss over the last three days. I paid just over 500 for it and LOVE the model for that price.
I debated buying an omega speedmaster for a while and opted for the Mach 1 chrono with black bezel. I wish it had a display back! I wore it swimming last night for the first time and plan to use it to dive in the Keys in two weeks. last night I wore it to bed as well and woke up in the middle of the night to a crying two year old with a beautiful, bright watch face (the only thing that was beautiful about my 2 am stir). I only have 1 other auto chrono and it is the Breitling B-2. I made the decision this morning to forego the Omega purchase and in fact am considering letting the B-2 go as well.
Does anyone have the El Patron? I'm really curios to find someone with the Gold model to see how they feel about it being a "suit and tie" watch. Although I think either will do, I would like to have one that is just for that. Right now I use my B-2 for suit and tie days.
Anyway, anyone have any more thoughts about these email me or let me know. I continue to be in love with the Steinhart brand!