Description For Steinhausen 1923 Classic Watch (Silver)
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 7 of these timepieces were ever made - entirely by hand. Watch antique experts and historians have estimated that an original Steinhausen would have a value of well over $300,000 today. Case: diameter 1.5"; 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 Crown: stainless steel, ridged screw down pins Bracelet: 8.25L" x .75W" interchangeable black and brown aniline dyed leather wristbands Clasps: stainless steel hook clasp, rods, strap lugs and sprung pivots Movement: mechanical automatic self winding; 35 jewels Dial: diameter 1.25"; ivory enamel face with black roman numerals Sub-dials: 3 calendar apertures display day, month, year, AM/PM with stars/sun graphic and 1 numerical month flip dial Hands: sweep second, minute and hour Water resistant: to 5ATM (50 meters) Weight: 1.06 oz.
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. 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 with cherry stain finish. 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 $199.95. Stainless Steel Case Genuine Leather Strap (8.5"), Water Resistant up to 50 meters, 35 Jewels. Month Dial Display Day Dial Display Automatic 24 hours moon phase star. Calendar Window Tachometer.