The passed 30 years of the watch game passed me by as I was focused on personal and professional matters. Previously I obtained two Rolex watches before marriage heavily influenced by my father's preferences and experiences with one. Besides keeping great time, one of the notable advertised strengths of the Oyster Perpetual was its durability. I can report this is very true. My primary Rolex traveled much, swum in diverse bodies of water, sailed in others, climbed elsewhere, hunted and was subjected to repeated exposure and use of nail guns, hammers, mountain biking, dual sporting, and so on. The bottom line is that it has not been abused but it has been with me and whatever I was doing for 34 years. It has held up but looks a bit worn.
I rediscovered the watch world in researching whether it would be worthwhile to have the Rolex overhauled and cleaned, which it appears is about the cost of a Steinhart. The second Rolex was sold. Other than the impressive appearance, do Steinharts possess any of the other qualities of durability and reliability and timekeeping I have come to expect.