closing tag is in template navbar
timefactors watches



TZ-UK Fundraiser
Results 1 to 28 of 28

Thread: Facebook page for Steinhart Limited editions only

  1. #1
    Master RustyBin5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Scotland central
    Posts
    5,425

    Facebook page for Steinhart Limited editions only

    Steinhart produce a lot of limited editions which tend to attract a lot of interest - but they are produced for small boutique shops, foreign specialist forums, and geographical specific Facebook groups mostly. This makes them hard to find and normally by the time you hear of one itís too late it sold out.

    So I decided to set up a Facebook group for their Ltd editions only (ie not sold on their site). Should be useful to gather together in one place the various LEs that are being produced. If anyone is interested feel free to join - Iím sure there will be watches you havenít seen before and being Ltd Editions only there wonít be very many homage pieces

    Link here
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/759879951014682/

  2. #2
    Master reggie747's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    The Mersey Riviera
    Posts
    4,130
    Not much kop to those of us not on Face$hite Rusty, sadly. Log in required...

  3. #3
    Master RustyBin5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Scotland central
    Posts
    5,425
    Quote Originally Posted by reggie747 View Post
    Not much kop to those of us not on Face$hite Rusty, sadly. Log in required...
    I only use it for watch groups tbh. A few of my friends seem to use it to announce they are leaving the country at an airport and all their valuables are home alone. Never understood that tho.

  4. #4
    I must admit that I have grown tired of Steinhart releasing their most stunning watches to select audiences. Most of their nicest pieces like the Macau Green, the Hong Kong Blueberry GMT and the PanAm GMT etc are not available to their everyday customers.

    Even the special editions released through Gnomon (the Legacy, the Military super dome and Great White Maxi) are not available on the main Steinhart website or through their chain of Authorised dealers. It seems to be a case of Joe Public can buy the bog standard watches that they mass produce so that they can make a living and that in turn will feed our 'special' production line that looks after our preferred customer base.

    I completely agree with Greg, it is wrong that we should have to trawl through Facebook to find these things. I personally dislike Facebook and refuse to sign up. I have no interest in letting burglars know that I am on holiday or sharing with the world a picture of my lunch.

    Getting back to Steinhart. I have been a strong advocate for the brand and a collector and have started several threads on here over the last few years, but enough is enough. I currently only have one Steinhart, which is listed for sale - so once that is gone I am calling it quits.

    As this is a public part of the forum, I would love someone at Steinhart to see this this and to give Gunter the nod that his preferential treatment of the few seriously hacks off those who had otherwise been loyal supporters.

  5. #5
    Master RustyBin5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Scotland central
    Posts
    5,425
    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    I must admit that I have grown tired of Steinhart releasing their most stunning watches to select audiences. Most of their nicest pieces like the Macau Green, the Hong Kong Blueberry GMT and the PanAm GMT etc are not available to their everyday customers.

    Even the special editions released through Gnomon (the Legacy, the Military super dome and Great White Maxi) are not available on the main Steinhart website or through their chain of Authorised dealers. It seems to be a case of Joe Public can buy the bog standard watches that they mass produce so that they can make a living and that in turn will feed our 'special' production line that looks after our preferred customer base.

    I completely agree with Greg, it is wrong that we should have to trawl through Facebook to find these things. I personally dislike Facebook and refuse to sign up. I have no interest in letting burglars know that I am on holiday or sharing with the world a picture of my lunch.

    Getting back to Steinhart. I have been a strong advocate for the brand and a collector and have started several threads on here over the last few years, but enough is enough. I currently only have one Steinhart, which is listed for sale - so once that is gone I am calling it quits.

    As this is a public part of the forum, I would love someone at Steinhart to see this this and to give Gunter the nod that his preferential treatment of the few seriously hacks off those who had otherwise been loyal supporters.
    Yup it can be tricky finding where the forum/boutique editions are done, which is the reason for the page to give you greater access. Anyway the burglar thing only happens if youíre stupid enough to actually post that you are on holiday. I have location turned off always .

  6. #6
    Master RustyBin5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Scotland central
    Posts
    5,425
    example Ken. Brand new release - 50 being made - 39mm - small boutique in Aachen. Will ship internationally - I know you liked the Panam. Think thereís a few left..

  7. #7
    I have no problem with a small group of enthusiasts having a Watch made up for them in limited numbers, but my point is that the same Watch should be freely available to all on the main website and the only difference between the two should be some special engraving on the caseback of the limited edition.

    Take the Gunter Steinhart GMT for example. That is how it should work, I can buy the bog standard version from any dealer, but the Gunter had an engraved caseback and an acrylic crystal.

    How much is the PanAm anyway? The fact that it is 39mm and not 42mm puts me off - but the point remains, why isn't there a PanAm freely available. I shouldn't have to join 20 Facebook groups like you did, pay a premium to a profiteer on e-bay or place multiple WTBs on various watch forums.

  8. #8
    Master RustyBin5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Scotland central
    Posts
    5,425
    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    I have no problem with a small group of enthusiasts having a Watch made up for them in limited numbers, but my point is that the same Watch should be freely available to all on the main website and the only difference between the two should be some special engraving on the caseback of the limited edition.

    Take the Gunter Steinhart GMT for example. That is how it should work, I can buy the bog standard version from any dealer, but the Gunter had an engraved caseback and an acrylic crystal.

    How much is the PanAm anyway? The fact that it is 39mm and not 42mm puts me off - but the point remains, why isn't there a PanAm freely available. I shouldn't have to join 20 Facebook groups like you did, pay a premium to a profiteer on e-bay or place multiple WTBs on various watch forums.
    The Panam is Ä550. This isnít a steinhart only thing though Ken. Tudor bucherer Tudor Harrods omega Tuesday and on and on. Limited editions are just a thing. It is what it is. We either hunt them and buy them or we donít.

  9. #9
    I followed your link and all I get is 'closed group'. Any links to the Steinhart seller or how to join the group. Tried several times and gave up.

  10. #10
    Master RustyBin5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Scotland central
    Posts
    5,425
    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    I followed your link and all I get is 'closed group'. Any links to the Steinhart seller or how to join the group. Tried several times and gave up.
    Strange. Thereís a join button - 90 have joined in last 2 days so itís def working. Sorry Ken

  11. #11
    Master RustyBin5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Scotland central
    Posts
    5,425
    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    I followed your link and all I get is 'closed group'. Any links to the Steinhart seller or how to join the group. Tried several times and gave up.
    Closed group just means joining isnít automatic on visiting the page. There should be s join button under the main page picture, unless your on the app - Iíve never used the app - Iím talking pc browser

  12. #12
    Instead of people having to join groups and remember to engage with it, wouldn't it be easier if when you get the nod from your FB group you post a picture of said watch on here with a link to the shop selling it and any associated details, then people can buy if they want to.

  13. #13
    Sent an e-mail to the German boutique and received a favourable response. They still have a few watches left and they sent me their payment details. After about 10 mins on a Google German to English translation service I can now follow the full text. The main message was in English, but all the bank details were in German.

    Decision time I suppose.

  14. #14
    Master RustyBin5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Scotland central
    Posts
    5,425
    They are doing a coke one too but the Pepsi just looks better I think.

  15. #15
    Master RustyBin5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Scotland central
    Posts
    5,425
    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Instead of people having to join groups and remember to engage with it, wouldn't it be easier if when you get the nod from your FB group you post a picture of said watch on here with a link to the shop selling it and any associated details, then people can buy if they want to.
    The group isnít just to highlight up and coming LEs Ken, itís for sharing the many LEs that theyíve done that most have never even seen - youíd be surprised how many theyíve done - amazing variety of design too which flies in the face of their public image

  16. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    The group isnít just to highlight up and coming LEs Ken, itís for sharing the many LEs that theyíve done that most have never even seen - youíd be surprised how many theyíve done - amazing variety of design too which flies in the face of their public image
    I agree with the variety and highlighted a list earlier of the watches that have been produced. I wouldn't buy a Coke, but it's a shame the insert isn't available to those who buy the Pepsi and visa-versa.

  17. #17
    Next there will be waiting lists and warranty cards being retained.. just like their idols


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  18. #18
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    London
    Posts
    386

    Facebook page for Steinhart Limited editions only

    Have to agree, there has been so many already I never knew existed! Probably not up on Steinhartís as most....but itís great to see the LEís that have been released over the years!

    I have a new want for the ďThe FrenchĒ however Iím sure that wonít happen!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Last edited by jamestmusic; 8th December 2018 at 23:11.

  19. #19
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    London
    Posts
    386
    Also, thanks for setting it up Rusty and for the add!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  20. #20
    Master RustyBin5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Scotland central
    Posts
    5,425
    Quote Originally Posted by jamestmusic View Post
    Also, thanks for setting it up Rusty and for the add!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    No worries, think the francaise was only 50 made

  21. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by messym View Post
    Next there will be waiting lists and warranty cards being retained.. just like their idols


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Typical watch snobbery comment that stops micro brands being discussed more on this forum. Firstly a lot of people on here cannot afford a watchbox full of Rolex and perhaps if 'their idols' bothered to supply the shops with their watches boring farts like you wouldn't endlessly bleet on about waiting lists, stickers, cards being retained. For F's sake there are other brands out there.

    I have owned more Rolex than Steinhart and in all honesty, I prefer the Steinharts. Certainly the people who collect them are far more interesting than The Rolex must have brigade.

    Had the call for that Daytona yet... thought not...

  22. #22

    Facebook page for Steinhart Limited editions only

    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Typical watch snobbery comment that stops micro brands being discussed more on this forum. Firstly a lot of people on here cannot afford a watchbox full of Rolex and perhaps if 'their idols' bothered to supply the shops with their watches boring farts like you wouldn't endlessly bleet on about waiting lists, stickers, cards being retained. For F's sake there are other brands out there.

    I have owned more Rolex than Steinhart and in all honesty, I prefer the Steinharts. Certainly the people who collect them are far more interesting than The Rolex must have brigade.

    Had the call for that Daytona yet... thought not...
    Iíve never owned a Rolex and nor would wish to. I was taking the urine out of the Rolex fanboys. Quite happy with my Steinhart 39mm GMT.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Last edited by messym; Yesterday at 12:22.

  23. #23
    Decided to leave the PanAm GMT due to it being 39mm rather than 42mm, which is a great shame. I just can't get on with the smaller size and would only end up selling it.

    The hunt for a GMT continues. There is guy from Oz on e-bay selling the Hong Kong LE but he wants crazy money, so I will pass on that one as well.

    What I really need is a normal 42mm Pepsi that's had the cyclops removed. Stupidly I had one and sold it. I have seen a 39mm Pepsi with the cyclops removed but again the small size made it a no go for me.

    The answer is to buy the Vintage GMT Dual Time, which I have also previously owned, but they rarely come up for sale second hand. There is one on e-bay at present at £800 that is 2 years old and right at the end of the warranty period. I did message the guy and point out that Chronomaster have it listed at £740 brand new and that his price was madness. I did offer him £500 stating that 2/3s of list price for a watch at the end of its warranty period was a reasonable and fair offer, but he wasn't impressed. I think his watch will sit on e-bay for months or even years just like that Russian Tulips LE - unless some idiot with deep pockets and no idea of the new prices clicks on it.

    The Macau Green would also do...


    Update: someone paid £800 for the Hong Kong LE at 01:30 this morning. That is a healthy profit, hope the buyer isn't in the UK as there will be another £160 VAT to pay in a week or so.
    Last edited by Wallasey Runner; 9th December 2018 at 12:55.

  24. #24
    Master RustyBin5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Scotland central
    Posts
    5,425
    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Decided to leave the PanAm GMT due to it being 39mm rather than 42mm, which is a great shame. I just can't get on with the smaller size and would only end up selling it.

    The hunt for a GMT continues. There is guy from Oz on e-bay selling the Hong Kong LE but he wants crazy money, so I will pass on that one as well.

    What I really need is a normal 42mm Pepsi that's had the cyclops removed. Stupidly I had one and sold it. I have seen a 39mm Pepsi with the cyclops removed but again the small size made it a no go for me.

    The answer is to buy the Vintage GMT Dual Time, which I have also previously owned, but they rarely come up for sale second hand. There is one on e-bay at present at £800 that is 2 years old and right at the end of the warranty period. I did message the guy and point out that Chronomaster have it listed at £740 brand new and that his price was madness. I did offer him £500 stating that 2/3s of list price for a watch at the end of its warranty period was a reasonable and fair offer, but he wasn't impressed. I think his watch will sit on e-bay for months or even years just like that Russian Tulips LE - unless some idiot with deep pockets and no idea of the new prices clicks on it.

    The Macau Green would also do...


    Update: someone paid £800 for the Hong Kong LE at 01:30 this morning. That is a healthy profit, hope the buyer isn't in the UK as there will be another £160 VAT to pay in a week or so.
    Buying it new (vintage dual time) would likely ensure a very limited loss if you flipped though. Macau isnít a gmt btw. Lovely piece though. Ltd edition North Sea there are a couple available still

  25. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Buying it new (vintage dual time) would likely ensure a very limited loss if you flipped though. Macau isnít a gmt btw. Lovely piece though. Ltd edition North Sea there are a couple available still
    Thanks. Yes, buying new would pose a slight risk. Not overly keen on that North Sea, looks a bit industrial to me, would prefer a Pepsi insert.

    I know the Macau isn't a GMT, but I would still have one. It is very similar to the Legacy.

    Will do a WTB so I don't get accused of using this thread to find a Watch.

  26. #26
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    9
    I quite fancy a 39mm OVM to wear daily so have joined the group. Thanks for sharing.

  27. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by DC11 View Post
    I quite fancy a 39mm OVM to wear daily so have joined the group. Thanks for sharing.
    If you go on the Gnomon website you can fill in their alert on this watch and they will e-mail you when it is next back in stock. You have to be quick though when it comes through as last time they did sell out quite quickly.

    Saves paying over the odds on the likes of e-bay.

  28. #28
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    If you go on the Gnomon website you can fill in their alert on this watch and they will e-mail you when it is next back in stock. You have to be quick though when it comes through as last time they did sell out quite quickly.

    Saves paying over the odds on the likes of e-bay.
    Thanks for the tip! I've signed up for a notification.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •