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    One Week With The Ocean One

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    So I've had the 39mm GMT for a week now, I've had a bit of time to get used to it and understand its good and bad points.

    Although I've been using NATO straps, the original Oyster style bracelet is nicely finished. The links are held in with screws so it's easily adjustable. There are solid end links and the clasp is nice and secure.

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    The printing on the face is crisp and the colours on the bezel join with a clean line. The lume is strong and lasts well (but it isn't up to Seiko standards). The bezel is a little tight, but clicks accurately into place. It is uni-directional.

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    The cyclops magnifies the date adequately.

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    Both the crown and the case back are nicely finished too. The watch is rated as water resistant to 300m.

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    The movement is perhaps where the watch shows its lower price point (although some would say 500 +/- isn't low!) I've worn it constantly for a week and it has gained 22 seconds: not bad! It is the interaction with the screw down crown which feels a little cheap when winding or adjusting the watch. It all works well, but doesn't feel great. It is the GMT hand, not the hour hand, which us independently adjustable. The date changes crisply a few minutes after midnight.

    All in all it appears to be a great piece for the money. It is comfortable and looks good with a variety of straps. The size works well for me and I would recommend one wholeheartedly. The negative points around the feel of the movement are not day to day issues, so don't really distract from the enjoyment of the watch (especially as it is pretty accurate).

    I appear to have maxed out on pictures in this post, so I'll add another showing some different straps.
    Last edited by OrangeSport; Nov 21, 2019 at 07:58 PM.
    G-Shock: GW-7900-1ER & GW3000B-1A
    Rolex: Submariner 14060M
    Accurist: 1961 Shockmaster (Gold) & 1965 Shockmaster (Steel)
    Omega: Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00
    Meistersinger: Perigraph AM1002
    Ben Sherman: S489.OOBS
    Rotary: 1990 Quartz (Gold)
    Steinhart: GMT Ocean One 39mm
    Vostok: Komandirskie 650547

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    G-Shock: GW-7900-1ER & GW3000B-1A
    Rolex: Submariner 14060M
    Accurist: 1961 Shockmaster (Gold) & 1965 Shockmaster (Steel)
    Omega: Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00
    Meistersinger: Perigraph AM1002
    Ben Sherman: S489.OOBS
    Rotary: 1990 Quartz (Gold)
    Steinhart: GMT Ocean One 39mm
    Vostok: Komandirskie 650547

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    Another Member crownpuller's Avatar
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    Thanks for that.
    Pretty much as expected and not a million miles from my own experiences with my own (3 of) Steinharts: Solidly built, decent accuracy, and a bit rough with the crown & winding/setting; overall good value for money.
    Still undecided as to whether I want a(nother) GMT..... My biggest stumbling block is that I don't really need or have use for a GMT function. I have it (of sorts) on my Triton Dual Time - Hardly ever wear it (too big & heavy for me these days ) and don't use the function on the odd occasion that I do.
    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste.

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    I did specifically want a GMT. When I'm on holiday in a time zone which is +1 hour from the UK I NEED a watch to tell me the time at home!

    G-Shock: GW-7900-1ER & GW3000B-1A
    Rolex: Submariner 14060M
    Accurist: 1961 Shockmaster (Gold) & 1965 Shockmaster (Steel)
    Omega: Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00
    Meistersinger: Perigraph AM1002
    Ben Sherman: S489.OOBS
    Rotary: 1990 Quartz (Gold)
    Steinhart: GMT Ocean One 39mm
    Vostok: Komandirskie 650547

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    MWC is that my watch's Avatar
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    don't think anything affordable can beat seiko lume really

    but been happy with my ocean one

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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    don't think anything affordable can beat seiko lume really
    True!
    G-Shock: GW-7900-1ER & GW3000B-1A
    Rolex: Submariner 14060M
    Accurist: 1961 Shockmaster (Gold) & 1965 Shockmaster (Steel)
    Omega: Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00
    Meistersinger: Perigraph AM1002
    Ben Sherman: S489.OOBS
    Rotary: 1990 Quartz (Gold)
    Steinhart: GMT Ocean One 39mm
    Vostok: Komandirskie 650547

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    Plenty of watch for the money there. And arguably, Steinhart preserves the classic lines that Rolex has left behind.

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    Just a quick update on the accuracy

    Over the last 16 days I’ve worn the watch for 13 or 14 days. It has been in the watch box when not on my wrist. It’s gained just 26 seconds in 16 days. I’m pretty pleased with that!
    G-Shock: GW-7900-1ER & GW3000B-1A
    Rolex: Submariner 14060M
    Accurist: 1961 Shockmaster (Gold) & 1965 Shockmaster (Steel)
    Omega: Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00
    Meistersinger: Perigraph AM1002
    Ben Sherman: S489.OOBS
    Rotary: 1990 Quartz (Gold)
    Steinhart: GMT Ocean One 39mm
    Vostok: Komandirskie 650547

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