I am a big steinhart fan ever since I picked up the OVM. How do they stack up? B-Uhr or B-Urhen is an abbreviation for Beobachtungs-uhren, which translates literally to Observation Watch, hinting at the original purpose of the watches. The Nav B-Uhr II B-Type comes with a brown leather strap with double studs, white stitching and signed stainless steel hardware to match the watches case. By Sean Lorentzen The large indices and hands are painted with plenty of Superluminova C1.
Sapphire domed interior non-reflecting Bezel: This watch has a design is as historically rich as any watch out there. Images from this post:. Keep up the great work.
This provides for a more comfortable wear and more versatile styling. Zach views watches as the perfect synergy wagch 2D and 3D design: While this is a solid and dependable movement, it is also automatic which is a diversion from the traditional hand-wound pocket watch movements these watches originally used. Its remarkable that with these two components alone, Steinhart can manage to achieve such a competitive price point.
While Steinhart does produce many different styles of watches, today we will only be looking at their Pilot line, and more specifically the Nav B-Uhr. The dial of the B-Type is black with contrasted white markings and the font throughout the dial is sterile and to the point. After doing some reading on the watch forums and through personal use, I think it is safe to say that a watch with this limited water resistance is safe to get caught in the rain, worn while washing your hands, and all other daily tasks that require you to get your hands a little wet.
Let me know in the comments. Nva to be confused with the A-Type dial which was issued to pilots, the B-Type was used for navigation, observation and steingart, as well as targeting operations in multi crew German bombers.
Steinhart makes amazing watches for the price. I have the Archimede 45 pilkts, and this steinhart looks just as good. Clean, expansive dials are a characteristic that I love in traditional pilot watches, and is a defining feature of the B-Type. At 44 mm in diameter and just over 14 mm tall, the case is far smaller than that of its steinjart counterparts, which utilized pocket watch movements and were utilized as piloting tools.
Steinhart Nav. B-Uhr II 44mm Automatic
By Blake Malin The tips of the hands align perfectly with the hour or minute rings. Thanks for the question. I would love to get my hands on one of each to sutomatic a side-by-side comparison. Are you paying for the name, or do the Laco and Stowa models have more to offer.
As it is summer here in New York, I have been primarily been wearing the Steinhart on a nylon NATO strap as it provides for a lighter, more comfortable wear.
There are no comments Add yours. When purchasing the B-Type you can choose between an onion or diamond crown, and the unit I wtach features the latter.
With a degrees in Architecture and Mechanical Engineering, Guenter decided to turn his love of watches into a business with the intention of producing high quality Swiss watches at an affordable price point. The dial of the B-Type is where its similarity with the original German pilot watches is really achieved.
The case of the B-Type is a close match to the original designs, but appears a bit rounder and softer in comparison. Both leather straps are of a high quality and are the perfect aesthetic companion to the military styling of the B-Type. Cancel reply Name Email Url Comment.
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. The times of the ubiquitous and sometimes affordable ETA movement will soon be behind us, so for those interested in getting in on this deal, act fast. Have something to add? Originally steinhxrt so that pilots could easily pull the crown and stop the sweeping seconds, the typically onion shaped crowns had to be large enough to pull and manipulate with gloved hands.
Steinhart Watches – Nav B-Uhr 44mm Premium Automatic
The B-Type has quickly become my go-to daily watch. Stainless steel screwed Diameter: At 44mm in diameter the cases are large, but that is expected with a pilot watch. The large indices and hands are painted with plenty of Superluminova C1.
When I purchased the Steinhart it actually arrived with a darker chocolate brown strap without studs. Since posting my initial impressions of the B-Type, I have received some questions stelnhart its water resistance. Did I leave something out?