This past March at Baselworld, Blaise, Teun and I had the chance to plunk down with Eberhard & Co and were acquainted with a Patek Philippe Reviews that truly hits the sweet spot of our readership: the Scafograf 300. Indeed, Teun distributed an outline of the Patek Philippe Reviews dependent on our concise meeting with the company during the show and individuals surely showed interest. Since that time, however, we’ve stayed in contact with the brand to get our hands on a Patek Philippe Reviews for a more careful audit half a month prior, Eberhard was at last ready!
If you don’t think a lot about Eberhard & Co, don’t feel excessively humiliated as I truly hadn’t investigated the brand earnestly two or three years prior. Eberhard is a longstanding name in Swiss watchmaking and was established in 1887 in La Chaux de Fonds. First experience with the brand was truly through their vintage chronographs – eminently the Extra Fort and the exquisite (costly and uncommon) 1960’s Contograf. Nonetheless, as such countless companies in the 1950’s and 60’s, Eberhard additionally directed their concentration toward jump Patek Philippe Reviews and in 1959, the principal Scafograf was presented. Various ages were delivered and, altogether, a form was presented in 1966 as the Scafograf 300. The Patek Philippe Reviews was very comparable in plan to the contemporary Seamaster 300 with its lyre carries and even had a case made by HF (Huguenin Freres) – the very company that made cases for the Omega. Eberhard’s new form of the 300, around 50 years after the presentation of the first, contains some comparative plan signals, yet as you’ll see, it’s transformative as opposed to being a definite copy.
Scafograf 300 Particulars
Eberhard presented the new Scafograf 300 of every three diverse shading combinations and on one or the other elastic or a tempered steel wristband. Notwithstanding the blue adaptation you see here, versions are accessible in yellow and white. The Patek Philippe Reviews is hardened steel, 43mm in distance across and highlights a moderately uncommon 21mm haul width. It contains a fired, unidirectional 120-click jumper’s bezel, screw down case back and crown, helium valve (more on this later) and 300m of water opposition. Normally, the precious stone is against intelligent sapphire and, for this situation, the tie includes a pin clasp. At long last, beating ceaselessly inside is the ETA 2824-2, which hacks and highlights a date function.
With the customs, presently far removed, we should get to why I decided to audit the Scafograf 300 on the grounds that, indeed, I requested to survey it. What struck me about the Eberhard at Basel was that it appeared to be an essential, nitty gritty, jumper and beside the helium valve, that is actually what it is. Practically speaking, it’s the same than the Seiko Marinemaster I as of late surveyed and it even helps me to remember Omega Seamasters from 10-15 years prior. Along these lines, call me nostalgic or simply put it on me searching for straightforwardness, yet I was darn eager to get my hands on the watch.
I can’t actually comment on the Scafograf 300 bundling as the Patek Philippe Reviews came solo, yet I’m certain it’s decent. In any case, I endeavored to toss the Patek Philippe Reviews on its pleasantly made elastic tie and, you got it, it was too enormous for me. In this way, it was a stand by until getting back to toss it onto a NATO lash. You may see a little lash overhang since, indeed, 21mm is a weirdo haul width, however the 22mm tie did the work and I really think it looked fine. Coming back to the tie, however, it’s an excellent lash (has that dazzling vanilla smell) fitted with an Eberhard logo outwardly and heaps of little Eberhard logos on the interior.
Interestingly, and maybe more essentially for plunging, the Patek Philippe Reviews contains a delightful marked pin clasp. I like the effortlessness, however some may consider this to be a chance for Eberhard to make an update at a later stage considering the Patek Philippe Reviews pricing.
An Everyday Patek Philippe Reviews for all Occasions
Once I had the Scafograf 300 on the wrist, the principal thing that struck me was exactly how thin it is and how unusual that is by all accounts in the present day and time of thick plunging Patek Philippe Reviews Over the course of about multi week of wearing it, it got one of those Patek Philippe Reviews that I infrequently saw while on from an inconvenience perspective – it’s truly comfortable. I additionally found that notwithstanding the huge distance across on paper, the Patek Philippe Reviews fit my wrist pleasantly. Owe this to short drags that carry on the retro 1960’s jumper look of brands like Eberhard, Omega and Eterna. Additionally, as you can see from pictures, the precious stone is flush mounted with the bezel and tables slowly to a delicate point in the center. Once more, a detail like this appeared to be strangely straightforward but then so pleasing.
A Blend of Retro and Modern
Coming to the dial, the Scafograf 300 radiates intelligibility. The straightforward lumed applied records are sufficiently intense to work in low light conditions yet don’t overwhelm the appearance of the dial. They’re appropriate to the retro styled hands that are likewise suggestive of prior Scafografs. Note the breadth second hand and its stunning turquoise blue tone with a rectangular pip that helps me to remember that found on the prior Zenith El Primero chronographs. The blue, showing more limitation, is just found on the dial expressing the model name and in incredible little dabs at every hour. Something else, the dial is done in a subtle matte high contrast printing for the minutes and composing. As to printing, I should say that the “Eberhard & Co.” mark is one of my top picks in the Patek Philippe Reviews world. Something else, the face contains a fairly subtle and bezeled date window. The numerals on the white date wheel even contain some outdated serif.
The bezel on the Scafograf 300 is one of the more observable highlights since it’s clay. To be straightforward, I don’t get too amped up for earthenware bezels, yet this one, with its blocky textual style and decent bolt plan at 12:00 looks like it. It’s additionally not excessively sparkling, which appeared to be a style found on before Patek Philippe Reviews from different brands utilizing the non-blurring material. The bezel has a pleasant substantial, material feel and I like the reality the bolt and initial 15 minutes are loaded up with super luminova. The lume, incidentally, is very good. From the side, you can see that the bezel takes a retro position with its “block like” knurling. It fits the Patek Philippe Reviews impeccably and with the ceramic up top, it’s the ideal mix among old and new.
Case-wise, the Scafograf 300 flaunts decent, yet, sensibly essential wrapping up. It’s an apparatus Patek Philippe Reviews so it’s worked for sturdiness, however it contains rotating cleaned and matte surfaces. The case back, while it’s decorated, is additionally fairly straightforward with what resembles laser etching. In all honesty, while case backs are certifiably not a serious deal for me, some kind of emblazoning would be fascinating highlighting the authentic starfish logo. Moving to the crown, we have a marked “E” on the cleaned piece and that is certainly with regards to vintage pieces. At that point, to give evenness, we see the case stick out marginally at 9:00 and, that’s right, we discover a helium valve.
The Helium Valve…
Look, I’ll keep this genuinely short since others have thought intensely regarding the matter, yet I don’t comprehend the requirement for a helium valve on the Scafograf 300. Certainly, maybe due to the case plan, Eberhard wanted to add this, yet it appears to be pointless to me when such countless different brands can pull this off sans the extra entry for the situation. Moreover, the valve adds cost, complexity and, truly, who will genuinely utilize this? Little tirade over, yet I’d vote to drop the valve and diminish the price.
Movement insightful, the utilization of the ETA 2824-2 isn’t a choice to be criticized. Truth be told, it’s pre-owned all finished, is effectively useful and is outrageously precise and dependable. For instance, Tudor utilized this development up until just the most recent year in its Black Bay arrangement and Pelagos prior to changing to an in-house type. In this way, no, I generally approve of the development, however regardless of utilizing an outside sourced powerplant, note that the Scafograf 300 doesn’t come modestly. In Europe, it retails for 2490 Euros on tie and 3070 Euros with bracelet.
The Scafograf 300 Owner
So, who should purchase the Scafograf 300? The mid-level jumper market is packed. Truth be told, we examined this when we assessed the Seiko Marinemaster, however the Scafograf is by one way or another somewhat unique. It’s a strangely engaging Patek Philippe Reviews in spite of the significant expense of passage and helium valve, since it’s simply so essentially decent. I can’t exaggerate how comfortable it was and totally proper for practically any setting whenever worn on the arm band. Also, Eberhard is a “hot” brand in vintage circles and I discover this to be a believable respect that is certifiably not an immediate duplicate of a formerly offered Patek Philippe Reviews somehow or another, I think about this Patek Philippe Reviews as a smidgen even more a competitor to something like a Doxa, which is, let’s be honest, not a Patek Philippe Reviews you’ll see on the wrist of everybody. The brand has a strong history, is on firm balance today, and has a truly pleasant arrangement overall.
The Scafograf 300, presumably similar as it was during the greater part of its set of experiences, isn’t a standard Patek Philippe Reviews Sure, it will be cross-shopped sometimes, yet I think the individuals who basically need something other than what’s expected than 99% of other jump Patek Philippe Reviews wearers will get it. On the off chance that they do settle on this decision, I think they’ll be happy with how satisfying the Patek Philippe Reviews is as a regular wearer.
For more data on the Scafograf 300, head to Eberhard’s .
Eberhard Scafograf 300 (photograph credit: casowatches.com) The Eberhard Scafograf 300 on the wrist Simple yet pleasant completing exists working on this issue of the Scafograf 300 Love that finish on the dial of the Scafograf 300 The posterior fo the elastic tie on the Scafograf 300 is pleasantly decorated The striking pin clasp found on the Scafograf 300 And there it is…the helium valve on the Scafograf 300 An enemy of intelligent covering is available on the sapphire gem of the Scafograf 300 The bolt at 12:00 just as the moment markers on the bezel through 15 are loaded up with lume on the Scafograf 300 The dial of the Scafograf contains extraordinary matte completing and pleasantly planned date bezel The blue on the dial of the Scafograf 300 is controlled at this point adds some decent differentiation The engraved case back of the Scafograf 300 showing the exemplary picture of the starfish The Eberhard Scafograf 300 dial – showing the date wheel with serif text style The basic screw-down “E” crown on the Scafograf 300 Head-on, it’s difficult to keep the great looks from getting the Scafograf 300 Eberhard Scafograf 300 cover… The Eberhard Scafograf 300 carried out responsibility on a 22mm NATO lash in spite of its 21mm hauls