Ja ik had je review ook al gelezen, mooi stukje. Voor het gemak van de overige forumleden even ook hier geplakt.
Seems that mine had landed this afternoon, good for the weekend! My first impressions for now, if I can make time I will take some pictures.
The titanium 500 is a premium model from their range! and it truely is! it breaths premium! the price and quality is something which you might not find anywhere else below a €1000,-
I already have an ovm and ocean two! so I have something to compare with and also coming from the Steinhart stables. ( have Borealis, Prometheus, Hamilton and Tissot watches aswell, enough to compare from
other brands ).
The titanium feels sliky smooth! it's my first titanium watch.The engraved bezel looks very nice and is well filled with lume, nicely finished, the matte dial and dial ring inside look great and the text and numbers are very crisp printed on the dial.
Something which I immediately saw, and much appreciate is that the bracelet has two half links! which is a good addition to adjust the bracelet to the wrist (would love to see this with all their bracelets), it gives a extra touch to the watch.
Added to this! the watch came with watchtool a combination screwdriver and the other side to change springbars! big plus, don't know if anyone else got this!
The lume is great for what I have seen now, charing with a LED light, love the BGW9 blue color!
The movement runs very very smooth! This is my first soprod movement, and am impressed, love it! compairing with my other watches with ETA is difficult, can't say which one will win, from what I hear it's a step better! lets say it's just as smooth for what I can see right now. Love the decoration of the movement and the open back ( 500 meter with an open back is impressive ), movement is a beauty to see! Good choice to go for soprod movements for new models and securing their future and support with spare parts.
Manual winding the soprod, wow! That's so smooth!! unbelievable!!
Love the design and choices ( black and blue ) made for this watch.
I am getting more and more appreciation for Steinhart watches, they have chosen a good path to follow with their latest additions!
The watch is in real life even nicer as on pictures ( like almost always, but it really is ), looking back I don't know why I didn't order earlier, though I was waiting for my Prometheus Poseidon I might needed to pull the trigger earlier, but for now it's really worth the wait if you preordered.
And the chocolate bar was very nice aswell!