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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Ah, good idea, ill have a look.
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    My order history says this:

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    I guess that means they have sent it, I eagerly await DHL asking for their pound of flesh.

    Edit: checked my spam folder, shipping confirmation email in there. It took an entire TWELVE minutes for Gnomon to have it en route, complete with tracking number... so much for my worries about slow shipping, it arrived in LHR at 5am this morning.
    Ha excellent and I hope you like it.

    The only concern I had with DHL was that they didn't want any ID. It was super quick and beautifully packaged and yet anyone could have signed for it. I asked the courier and he agreed it was strange not to ask for ID but had no answer as to why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stix View Post
    Ha excellent and I hope you like it.

    The only concern I had with DHL was that they didn't want any ID. It was super quick and beautifully packaged and yet anyone could have signed for it. I asked the courier and he agreed it was strange not to ask for ID but had no answer as to why.
    Huh, might he able to pick up a free watch and get the refund!

    Joking...

    Or am I?

    I wonder if this would work for other watches, say a vintage Omega...?

    (I really am joking now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    I don't want to jinx it, but mine has passed through customs and is now in East Midlands, I have yet to hear from DHL. I don't know if I'm being lucky and avoiding charges on this occasion.
    E midlands is where mine has gone off the radar. Hope to hear something today. Will update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    E midlands is where mine has gone off the radar. Hope to hear something today. Will update.
    Not a great fan of DHL, they have a strange way of working. It was purely by chance that I heard the phone when they left a message. No details such as parcel for (insert name), just fees due, pay now and and a single reference number.

    Having paid, the track and trace kept saying will be delivered Tuesday - until Monday morning when it changed to out for delivery. The house was empty most of the day, but luckily they didn't appear until about 16:30.

    Hope Paul's and Rusty's turn up soon

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    Steinhart 39mm Explorer - Gnomon Exclusive Edition - New Release

    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Not a great fan of DHL, they have a strange way of working. It was purely by chance that I heard the phone when they left a message. No details such as parcel for (insert name), just fees due, pay now and and a single reference number.

    Having paid, the track and trace kept saying will be delivered Tuesday - until Monday morning when it changed to out for delivery. The house was empty most of the day, but luckily they didn't appear until about 16:30.

    Hope Paul's and Rusty's turn up soon
    more concerning to me is the lack of any expected delivery date

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    more concerning to me is the lack of any expected delivery date
    That's not right Rusty, mine looks like this:


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    Steinhart 39mm Explorer - Gnomon Exclusive Edition - New Release

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    That's not right Rusty, mine looks like this:

    Just off the phone to DHL (not a free phone number either), and I had to send evidence of purchase from Paypal to them or ďthe watch will not be releasedĒ. Have done so now so we see if it finally gets here. Love how this makes ME feel like Iím trying to prove I wasnít fiddling the taxman when gnomon watches stated the value, with me having no knowledge of it. Singularly unimpressed and have written to gnomon in very strong terms. I work with tax and financial services and if it had sailed through with a lower tax bill I would have been an unwitting party to a tax dodge. Thatís pretty unacceptable in my book tbh. The amounts involved are negligible in the scheme of things.

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    Well call me stupid but having insisted on full value being declared I am now happy. Iím sure some will think this odd, but Iím happier. Seems the watch appears to be on its way to me now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Well call me stupid but having insisted on full value being declared I am now happy. Iím sure some will think this odd, but Iím happier. Seems the watch appears to be on its way to me now.
    Glad itís all sorted Rusty


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    Head and hands are now in the stocks and the padlock has just clicked shut - start chucking those tomatoes fellas.

    As Rusty said, we are innocent in all of this - the authorities need to have a word with the guilty party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Head and hands are now in the stocks and the padlock has just clicked shut - start chucking those tomatoes fellas.

    As Rusty said, we are innocent in all of this - the authorities need to have a word with the guilty party.
    Ken - my issue isnít that they discount the value but rather that they donít tell you. The whole experience was unpleasant and unnecessary. If Iíd been aware they were going to do it then it would have been a lot better and could request full value declaration or not.

    You didnít ask them to discount value and itís great you got it with less duties, but thatís not my rant

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    Chocolate anyone?


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    Well it arrived finally. Was 60% sure it would be a catch and release, but not so sure now ... the explorer dial does look good on the dive watch, the drilled lugs are very welcome, the size at 39 is appropriate for the watch given what itís homaging, and although it looks good on the bracelet itís going to be living on beat up leather I think.

    The free nato from gnomon though wtf were they thinking - itís not even close to being a good match from the watch

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    Very pleased that the watch finally arrived Rusty. At least you can put this sorry saga behind you now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Well it arrived finally. Was 60% sure it would be a catch and release, but not so sure now ... the explorer dial does look good on the dive watch, the drilled lugs are very welcome, the size at 39 is appropriate for the watch given what itís homaging, and although it looks good on the bracelet itís going to be living on beat up leather I think.
    That is perfect. Theyíve corrected issues with the handset that Iíve had (ice cream cone vs. lollipop hour hand, sweep second hand pip and balance at the right lengths, and the dial has that spare quality I liked about their Ocean One Double Red ten years ago. Spot on.

    Iím envious, sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChromeJob View Post
    That is perfect. Theyíve corrected issues with the handset that Iíve had (ice cream cone vs. lollipop hour hand, sweep second hand pip and balance at the right lengths, and the dial has that spare quality I liked about their Ocean One Double Red ten years ago. Spot on.

    Iím envious, sir!
    Thanks I do like it a surprising amount

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    I treated myself to one, I really do like the 39mm case size and this homage to the explorer faced 5513

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    Quote Originally Posted by relic View Post
    I treated myself to one, I really do like the 39mm case size and this homage to the explorer faced 5513
    Agreed, it's a very nice little watch and it's much richer in the flesh than in the photos. I'm thinking of putting it on a vintage riveted Oyster style bracelet. It just needs a little something else for the vintage vibe but I'm not a fan of Natos. I thought it might also work on those 60's? bracelets that have the gap every other link but that won't be easy finding one.

    Anyrode, enjoy!

    Got it! This is what it needs:

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Beads-of...bc52%7Ciid%3A1
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    Lovely watch, have always been tempted by the dimensions and styling of the Steinhart homage pieces!

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    It is a much better looking watch in the flesh and I like it on a nato that's a nice looking bracelet myself I'm going to make it a nice leather strap out of vintage leather and we're the watch to work to pick up some knocks on it to give it that worn look, as for the case size of Steinhart sub homages the 42m was just too long and flat for my wrist and liking I still have my OMV 1 that I'll only we're on vintage leather so it's a winter work watch the 39mm is a cracking size and as for people saying that they are a rip off brand with there rang of sub homages they could well be on some of there watches but I have not got the money for a milsub a explorer faced 5513 or rare explorers mark 2 I'd like to see a aged homage to the 1675 with drilled lugs in 39mm as I'd have that as well, well made fun watches with a ETA that doesn't cost the earth and put a smile on my face I'm not bothered about a lot of the parts not being made in Switzerland do people really think that all of the parts for there range Rover are made in the UK

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    How about some pics, gentlemen?

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    Ok. This is all I have, only my Solar Tuna has been worn since it arrived.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChromeJob View Post
    How about some pics, gentlemen?

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    Last edited by stix; 6th January 2019 at 06:15.

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    As usual with Steinhart, a couple of itty bitty details I could grouse about but DA-YAM, that is a Di-ve Wa-tch. They hit that out of the park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChromeJob View Post
    As usual with Steinhart, a couple of itty bitty details I could grouse about but DA-YAM, that is a Di-ve Wa-tch. They hit that out of the park.
    Agreed. It just needs a more retro bracelet.

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    Having started this thread, I ordered one, my first 39mm Steinhart. Having followed the discussions I was curious to see if there was any difference. Really I should have known better as I have previous form for selling 40mm sports Rolex because they looked to small. The watch arrived and looked stunning, however I was wearing a 42mm Steinhart at the time and looking at them side by side the Explorer looked tiny.

    At that point I thought it wasn't worth unpacking the watch, so I left it fully sealed whilst I had a think about it. Logically that was probably a daft move as looking at a brand new watch fully sealed in its box knowing that I don't really like the size is bound to end up being moved on.

    Sure enough, it was destined for SC. Whilst this was going on I had also ordered a 39mm GMT PanAm that was a limited edition of 50 watches and sold exclusively by a German boutique. That was even more stunning, but again the size killed it for me. That has also gone to a more appreciative owner.

    So my brief flirtation with the 39mm size ends here. It does make life a little easier as I can now resist any temptation from the watches listed on SC.

    I did buy a 44mm limited edition and that was simply too big - so 42mm is the sweet spot for me
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    Looks nothing like an Explorer? More like an ND Sub

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    Quote Originally Posted by henk View Post
    Looks nothing like an Explorer? More like an ND Sub

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    Another brilliant contribution from Henk; succinctly getting his point across with clear understanding and positivity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henk View Post
    Looks nothing like an Explorer? More like an ND Sub

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    5513 with (Explorer) numbers

    are the face markings a "creamy" colour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by henk View Post
    Looks nothing like an Explorer? More like an ND Sub

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    I think it looks a pretty close copy of the 5513 explorer dial sub circa 1963, donít you?

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    presumably chopped off lug ends are Steinhart feature?

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    Steinhart 39mm Explorer - Gnomon Exclusive Edition - New Release

    Quote Originally Posted by BillN View Post
    presumably chopped off lug ends are Steinhart feature?
    they donít seem chopped off? They are very straight though
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    they don’t seem chopped off? They are very straight though

    The Rolex is rounded off at the ends

    The Steinhart looks as though it has been "squared" or say 90+ degrees at the ends of the lugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillN View Post

    The Steinhart looks as though it has been "squared" or say 90+ degrees at the ends of the lugs

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    looks a really nice Homage, (I hate that word!!) - distress the (watch) - face, bezel etc., - could be an interesting mod

    are they £400?? - just looked at earlier posting - £500 with all shipping and UK taxes paid
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillN View Post
    looks a really nice Homage, (I hate that word!!) - distress the (watch) - face, bezel etc., - could be an interesting mod

    are they £400?? - just looked at earlier posting - £500 with all shipping and UK taxes paid
    I canít even remember now. Think it was $499 whatever that is in £ plus the import lottery *

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    I think it looks a pretty close copy of the 5513 explorer dial sub circa 1963, donít you?
    I wasn't aware of the 5513, until now, so thanks for the information

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillN View Post
    The Rolex is rounded off at the ends

    The Steinhart looks as though it has been "squared" or say 90+ degrees at the ends of the lugs
    Correct, they are not as rounded and are more 'squared' one might say. I've been toying with a riveted Oyster bracelet and the end links look like they might just work. I checked the profiles with some spares I have and they are very close, which surprised me. I thought the Steinhart lugs might be too straight but on the 39, it seems to work. Watch this space.

    With regards to the dial markings; I suppose you could say that they are creamy in style but not overly and they work well with the gold hands. The photos don't really do it justice and it really is a very nice and enjoyable watch to wear. The bezel was a bit stiff but it's fine now and worked well snorkeling and swimming this week. No issues!
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    On the Jubilee, which I quite like so far. It's much lighter on the wrist and better in the heat:

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    Quote Originally Posted by stix View Post
    On the Jubilee, which I quite like so far. It's much lighter on the wrist and better in the heat:

    Looks good

    which Jubilee Bracelet did you get - the Strapcode one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillN View Post
    Looks good

    which Jubilee Bracelet did you get - the Strapcode one?
    No. It's now available separately from Steinhart

    ē https://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/a...anstoesse.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by stix View Post
    No. It's now available separately from Steinhart

    ē https://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/a...anstoesse.html
    Itís really quite a nice bracelet and a welcome change from their usual oyster

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Itís really quite a nice bracelet and a welcome change from their usual oyster
    Absolutely and it suits the Pan Am very well. Now, a 39mm Pan Am would definitely float my boat but sadly, highly unlikely. So much cleaner and easier to read without the cyclops as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stix View Post
    Absolutely and it suits the Pan Am very well. Now, a 39mm Pan Am would definitely float my boat but sadly, highly unlikely. So much cleaner and easier to read without the cyclops as well.
    Had the 39 Panam and sold it straight away to a friend for same price - not sure if still some available or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Had the 39 Panam and sold it straight away to a friend for same price - not sure if still some available or not
    They might still be available, but it is a bit of a faff having to do an international money bank transfer and paying a £15 bank charge for the privilege. Be easier if the guy took PayPal.

    I bought one and moved it straight on due to 39mm size not being right for me.

    Well worth trying to buy one and it will certainly be a collectable of the future as there is nothing similar in the current line up. The closest thing is this:



    42mm, no cyclops, great vintage feel, but not cheap unfortunately and very few appear second hand. I was lucky to get this one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Had the 39 Panam and sold it straight away to a friend for same price - not sure if still some available or not
    I see. I didn't realise a 39mm Pan Am had been released as I thought they were all 42 variants. Was that a Gnomon LE release then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stix View Post
    I see. I didn't realise a 39mm Pan Am had been released as I thought they were all 42 variants. Was that a Gnomon LE release then?
    Was through Guido Engelen - a boutique in Aachen Germany. Only 50 made. The 42 mm Panam was for horlogeforum.nl in 2011 and was 40 made - pics here

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Was through Guido Engelen - a boutique in Aachen Germany. Only 50 made. The 42 mm Panam was for horlogeforum.nl in 2011 and was 40 made - pics here
    Thanks for the information

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