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Quote from their newsletter:

Today we would like to introduce to you another STEINHART novelty the STEINHART "MARINE CHRONOMETER II". In the 18 Century, the carpenter John Harrison developed on behalf of the British government a precision instrument for accurate determination of longitude at sea, the first marine chronometer.

These high-precision chronometers, gimbal mounted in wooden boxes where mainly built for the Navy in Hamburg, Kiel and Glashütte. They where used on many marine vessels until the invention of the quartz movement and are highly collectable items today.
As a tribute to the craft and to be able to enjoy looking at this classic design on the wrist, STEINHART has developed the series "Marine Chronometer". Powered by a Swiss pocket watch movement, stored in a brushed stainless steel case, you can admire the simple beauty of this instrument under the domed sapphire crystal at any time now.


"MARINE CHRONOMETER II arabic"
"MARINE CHRONOMETER II Roman"


 

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Thinks this Steinhart blurb sounds quite a bit like Ferdinand Flötenschniedel :)
You visit the forum.watchtime.ch ? Flötenschniedel is very common over there.
However I wouldn't put Steinhart that close to Flötenschniedel. What bothers me more regarding their Marine Chronometer is their play with terms. A Marine Chronometer which isn't certified is not my cup of tea, despite the nice price !
If I remember correctly the latest (certified) Chronometer Marine wrist watch was made by Wempe in a limited edition of 250 pieces, certified but automatic. Imho other german makes appear with more suitable names: DeckWatch (Archimede), Marine Original (Stowa), or just Marine (Laco).

Each to his own.
 
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