Steinhart Ocean One Vintage Military 42mm!
Let's keep it short and call it the Steinhart OVM 42. This watch may raise some eyebrows due to its resemblance to the Rolex MilSub wich was issued to the Brits in the late 1950's. Well let's face it , it's a Hommage or an almost one on one copy of the most sawed off Rolex out in the wild. But let me give Steinhart some credit here for making a really good "Value for Money" timepiece. I own this watch for quite some time now and let me tell ya it never disappointed me in any kind of way.
The beating heart inside the OVM 42 is a Swiss Made ETA 2824-2 Elaborè wich does a great job and it's know for his robustness and reliability. The only thing that drags my happiness down south is that Steinhart really could have given this fantastic watch a Ceramic bezel instead of an Aluminum one. But none the less the bezel does a fantastic job with it's crispy 120 mono directional clicks. The crown has an satisfying pop to it when you unscrew it to the first position, wich allows you to hack and Handwind the movement. There is a ghost date position, since the watch is dateless and there is no need to set the date! Who cares what day it is anyway, abandon the day/date snobbery when wearing this watch!
So, I'm quite impressed with the quality you get for under 400 bucks and God knows I've seen far worst for double the amount of money spend! If there's still lingering a slightly bitter taste in your mouth because of an Hommage watch on your wrist then let me tell you there's no need to go crazy over that! An original late 1950's MilSub is kind of an unicorn , if you find one for sale (Wich I highly doubt) than prepare to tell your significant other how the hell you managed to spend a 150.000 to a whooping 300.000 bucks for a watch! Good luck with that one brother!
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Written by Andrea on 06.04.2022