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- Women's automatic
- Exclusive re-issue of a rare classic (No Suggestions) 1923 timepiece
- Includes black and ivory bands
- Alligator embossed bands; full calendar
- Water resistant to 99 feet (30 M): withstands rain and splashes of water, but not showering or submersion
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Movement: mechanical automatic self winding; 21 jewels; doesn't use batteries and never needs winding; kinetically powered by body movement of wearer Case: polished stainless steel bezel and armatures; brushed finish sides Case back: polished stainless steel, windowed, skeleton screw back Glass: high impact, scratch resistant mineral crystal Cabochon Crown: stainless steel, ridged screw down pins with hand-cut sapphire gemstones Dial: ivory enamel face with black roman numerals Bracelet: 2 interchangeable black and tan aniline dyed, crocodile embossed leather wristbands Clasps: stainless steel hook clasp, rods, sprung pivots and lug straps accented with sapphire gemstones
We traveled back in time to bring you this rarely seen masterpiece. In fact, this classic watch was nearly lost to history books. In 1923 a small European watchmaker in the little known region of Steinhausen started manufacturing this rare timepiece. So rare in fact that only a handful of these timepieces were ever made - entirely by hand. Watch antique experts and historians have estimated that an original kinetic watch would have a value of well over $300,000 today. Beyond the breathtakingly detailed design what makes the Steinhausen unique? The Steinhausen was one of the first watches with the ability to display day, month and date with stars and moon graphically depicting AM and PM. No one has ever attempted to recreate this classic original until now. Every facet of this incredibly handsome timepiece has been painstakingly reproduced down to every detail including the graceful, sweeping second hand movement. The uniquely shaped case and buttons are crafted of brushed and polished stainless steel. The handsome ivory face is accentuated by striking roman numerals. Of course it was also updated with kinetic power. Just like the original mechanical movement designed by inventor John Harwood in 1923, this 35 jewel mechanical automatic rewinding watch never needs batteries and never needs to be wound. It is constantly charging itself with the movement of your body. Every detail was carefully engineered to replicate the original classic. With a limited edition issue it will not be long before this classic disappears for another 80 years. Also includes both brown and black interchangeable fine leather wristbands for different looks. Comes housed in a handsome felt lined wood box. Here is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to wear a one-of-a-kind automatic Steinhausen classic valued well over $1,000.00 for just $200.00. We're also proud to introduce the Limited Edition Steinhausen Marquise. Hand-cut precious sapphire gemstones have been set into the buttons of the cabochon crown, creating a rich luster. Be the first to wear this remarkable new addition to the world famous Steinhausen family of timepieces and accessories. The elegance of Steinhausen for HER: The Marquise with hand-cut sapphire laden crown now comes in a petite size for ladies. And includes two (sand & black) genuine leather, crocodile embossed wristbands. A historic Steinhausen timepiece is a gift she'll be sure to cherish for years to come.See all Product description
- Package Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 3.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- ASIN: B001319QRS
- Item model number: TW691S
- Date first available at Amazon.com: November 13, 2009
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Steinhausen|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||35 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||10 millimeters|
|Band width||18 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Calendar||Day, date, and moon phase|
|Item weight||16 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||99 Feet|
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I absolutely love the look of this watch, and was very pleased when it arrived. Figuring out the various dials was quite easy, and the face is a pleasure to read. All the bells and whistles, in fact, are great.
What's not so great are the movement and the band. The movement is kinetic, and sadly if you don't wear it every day for several hours (the guide says 12 (!) hours), it will run down pretty quickly. Since I have several watches that I rotate among, this means I have to re-set this watch pretty much every time I put it on. Secondly, I've had the watch only a few months and worn it a few times a week. Already the band is cracking and peeling, and looks frankly ugly. It came with a replacement band in black, so I may have to replace it even though I very much prefer the tan. Add to that the fact that one of the dials seems to be placed so that it gets bumped easily by my hand, so the month is always, always wrong. Not a big deal, but annoying.
Overall, a very attractive watch with some serious issues. Recommended to only some, and with reservations.
I bought this watch Feb 4, 2012. Yesterday, May 11, 2012, it stopped working. It only lasted 3 months.
1. Leather watch band.
It looks good but cheap manufacturing. I wore the black band for 4 weeks and then the piece of leather holding the clasp just unglued. Put some glue and wore it for a few more days and then other pieces unglued. I wore the second one and the same happened, so quickly, I put glue on every piece of leather that could unglue and it's been holding on. Not what you expect you would have to do on a $300 dlls watch.
It looks good but the automatic winding mechanism just doesn't work. After the initial setup, it lasted a week before needing winding; I wore the watch every day, even weekends. So, I bought a Steinhausen winder but it just doesn't last. After 8 or 9 days, it needs manual rewinding.
And then, it just stopped working. The back of the watch has a window thru which you can see the inside mechanism; at the slightly movement the seconds hand starts moving. Well, yesterday, it just didn't move at all. I am contacting the manufacturer about warranty.
In summary; it's an expensive watch with a very low quality overall.
"Mechanical automatic self winding which never needs winding" is just NOT WORKING properly! I wear the watch every day and night. Almost every morning it's already peaceful and quiet, sometimes it stops during the day too, though I move my hands a lot!
The "screw down pins with hand-cut sapphire gemstones" are loose and I lost already two of them, had to take a replacement from the second wristband.
The "crocodile embossed leather wristbands"...oh, really? They are so cheap and brittle, the beige one was falling apart after a month. The black one is now in a very bad condition after 3 months of wearing. "The band is cracking and peeling, and looks frankly ugly" from the previous review - it is absolutly true!
I have to buy another watch now. It's a shame for this product with Swiss Steinhausen Name on it.