Steinhart Nav-B 47mm Pilot Men’s Watch Review

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Chances are, if you’ve heard of Steinhart before, you’re well aware that the brand has a near cult following among the horologically saavy. Founded by Gunther Steinhart and supplemented by a team of talented individuals, the brand stands behind it’s products and it’s Swiss Made designation. One of the popular models is the Nav-B 47mm pilot’s watch that not only encompasses the aviator style but also adds its own flair and great attention to detail. From the high contrast dial, to the beautifully brushed stainless-steel case, the C1 superluminova lume, to the hand-made and ultra-soft straps, this is one of the finest pilot watches that you will get (short of an IWC). Furthermore, out back is the beautifully decorated Unitas 6497 manually-wound movement , which allows the watch to do what it’s supposed to… keep excellent time (and look pretty doing it too).

 

Price Points

Pros & Cons

PROs

  • High build quality
  • Excellent dial legibility
  • Good lume on the dial
  • Accurate movement
  • Massive, engraved buckle
  • Thick, soft leather band
  • Many strap/band options
  • Large wrist presence
  • Very comfortable on the wrist
  • Sapphire crystal with AR coating
  • Great customer service
  • Excellent vintage design
  • Excellent value

CONs

  • Intimidating size
  • Short on availability

CWR Rating

  • Lume: 85/100 – lume is good
  • Accuracy: 90/100 – Unitas is good out of the box
  • Crown: 95/100 – good feel, very easy to wind due to large size
  • Detail: 95/100 – excellent legibility and good finish
  • Case & Manufacturing: 95/100 – very good feel
  • Strap / Bracelet: 90/100 – machined buckle, very supple leather
  • Comfort: 95/100 – light and comfortable
  • Crystal: 95/100 –  sapphire crystal with AR coating
  • Design: 95/100 – big, vintage pilot style design
  • The it factor: 95/100 – fun watch to wear, addicting

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