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Anyone have both that can comment? They appear to have minor differences in size and movements (6497 vs 6498 manual wind's). but is their anything else that comes to mind? Fit & Finish of one vs other? They seem to be roughly in the same price point as well.

I like the more sterile dials, so it would appear that is easier to get in Archemede. I also like the large 47mm face which seems to be the Steinhart.

How about that distinctive crown? Is the diamond crown any different on either? The Archemede looks smaller in photo's.

Looking for impressions from someone who has seen both up close..

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The Archimede features a central second (+ for a Flieger watch), comes in an inhouse case made by Ickler (++). The Steinhart is Private Label (-), has no center seconds hand (--).
If you already like the Archimede more - go for it.
 

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The Archimede pictured has the 2824 auto movement, IMHO.

I would consider the auto Steinhart 44mm watch with center-second hand.

Sub-seconds and lack of a hacking feature defeat the purpose of a B-Uhr, IMHO.
 

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Yep, the Achimede pic you have above with the A-dial is the auto movement model so it has a centre seconds. The pictured Steinhart is the manual wind 6497 model with small seconds. Different movements.

As Crusader mentioned the Steinhart 44mm Nav.B A-dial is auto (same movement) with a centre seconds. It looks similar to the Archimede pictured above. Steinharts cases are thicker & are well made. Absolutely no problem with quality. Whilst Archimede cases are made in house & are also well made, the quality difference between them is, well negligeable. Both are good.

You will not be able to get a manual wind of either watch with a centre seconds. At a reasonable price at least. It is either the eta6497 (seconds @9) in the Steinhart or the eta6498 (seconds @6) in the Archimede. Auto models of both feature the sterile A-dial, with centre seconds. The Steinharts 47mm auto model has a B-dial, centre seconds. Steinhart on their 44mm Nav.B's also offer a choice of the diamond crown or a very similar design onion crown as was used by A.Lange & Sohne on their WW2 flieger..

Both are good watches. Enjoy selecting which one works best for you....:-!
 
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