Ocean 1 Vintage Comex39 Added to the Herd...

Let's see 'em! Pics and Reviews welcome
Post Reply
User avatar
thunder1 (Online)
Posts: 514
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:05 pm

Ocean 1 Vintage Comex39 Added to the Herd...

Post by thunder1 » Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:53 pm

Well, the Watch Gods smiled down broadly upon me this week & helped deliver the new Ocean 1 Comex39 to my doorstep. It's a SS 39mm offering that houses a Sellita SW200 movement(an ETA 2824-2 clone). It's a 39mm homage to a Rolex Submariner that was made in the 1960's for the French Comex company.

Here's a pic of it..
Steinhart Ocean 1 Vintage Comex39(1).JPG
Now, Steinhart didn't have to go to any great lengths to produce this fellow..it's very similar in design & appearance to the OVM39 presently offered by Gnomon..here's a pic of them side by side..
Steinhart Ocean 1 Vintage Comex39, OVM39(1).JPG
Between the 2, I'd have to say that I prefer the looks of the Comex 39 to the OVM39..the simpler bezel & Mercedes style hands do the trick for moi..still, the OVM39 will remain my 'go to' for yard work duty for the foreseeable future..

This Ocean 1 Vintage Comex 39 is also very similar in design & appearance to the 42mm Ocean 1 Comex, also offered by Olko Watches...however, the 42mm features Super Luminova C3 while the 39mm version has Super Luminova Old Radium..I think I prefer the look of the C3, but for me, it isn't a deal breaker..here's a pic of the 3 side by side..
Steinhart O1 39 Comex, 39OVM, O1 Comex(1).JPG
I w/b switching out the standard oyster bracelet for a jubilee once it arrives..nothing wrong w/ the oyster version, I just prefer the look & feel of the jubilee..if anyone out there is on the fence regarding these fellas, I hope this post helps some..
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Last edited by thunder1 on Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Ebels are a lot like women that lack a low cut dress that zips up the side...neither get the love that they deserve...
User avatar
biglove (Online)
Posts: 1354
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:15 pm

Re: Ocean 1 Vintage Comex39 Added to the Herd...

Post by biglove » Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:11 pm

I like the newest purchase most of the three. I think the oyster looks better on these but that’s strictly my taste.

Nice addition.
"Courage is knowing it might hurt, and doing it anyway. Stupidity is the same. And that's why life is hard."-Jeremy Goldberg
Image
User avatar
temerityb
Posts: 689
Joined: Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:00 pm

Re: Ocean 1 Vintage Comex39 Added to the Herd...

Post by temerityb » Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:14 pm

How did I miss this?

Just a great post - photos, the thoughts, everything about it. THIS is why I like watch forums. Don't get no better, as my learned father used to day. :smirk:
“Jewelry isn’t really my thing, but I’ve always got my eye on people’s watches.” – Clive Owen
Post Reply