Steinhart Nav B II Automatic Pilot Watch $425 pp'd and shipped

12 months ago
Steinhart Nav B II Automatic Pilot Watch $425 pp'd and shipped
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My Nav B II is in good condition with only minor wear.
Its operating very well and.
It is logo-less and nameless on the front to pay homage to the original designs.
This one is 44mm and is just right for a tough pilot watch while not being oversized like the originals.
Its presented on the original strap which is in great shape.
There is some minor staining, but otherwise looks like new on the outside.
It is secured with a double deployant clasp.
Here is a review picked from the web:Steinhart is a brand with a reputation for producing timepieces that achieve a level of craftsmanship and acute sense of aesthetic that far out pace their price tag.
Even today, having been a Steinhart devotee for some time, I find myself pausing as I peruse the Steinhart website to think How the hell are they selling that watch at that price?
Not too long ago I pulled the trigger on Steinharts Nav B-Uhr II B-Type, a pitch perfect homage to the classic German observation pilot watch, and it has certainly lived up to the Steinhart reputation.Movement: ETA 2824-2 Swiss Made automatic
Case: satin stainless steel
Back: Stainless steel screwed
Diameter: 44 mm
height: 14.2 mm
Weight: 107g
Dial: black
Crystal: Sapphire domed interior non-reflecting
Bezel: stainless steel
Indices: Superluminova white C1
Lug width: 22mm
Water Resistance: limited
Strap: Juchten leather brown with double studsAs noted in my initial impressions of the Nav B-Uhr II B-Type, it is a recreation of the original observation pilot watches produced in the late 1930s and early 1940s for the German military Luftwaffe (air force).
While Lange & Sohne were the primary manufacturer at the time, IWC, Laco, Stowa and Wempe also provided stock. As seen in the photo below, the Steinhart is a faithful recreation of the original style, remaining true to the original dial design to a tee.
Steinhart has even forgone the placement of any logos or text on the dial to achieve a historically accurate design.
Several of the original manufacturers of the German pilot watches continue to make them today.