Your right, wasn't thinking of the right thing. With that said it's still manufactured by Grovana.Debaufre and Steinhart are not one in the same.
They split over two years ago.
Then Defaufre changed hands twice.
I know this from being in contact with the Debaufre rep last year.
They have not been the same company know for years.
Well that sucks... You should be able to find a watchmaker in the area that could tweek it for cheap. If you like the watch other than it runs fast, take it to a watchmaker and have him take a look. I've got a guy down here that will stick it ona machine and adjust it in several positions for $20...WELL GUYS, HERE IS THE STORY:
I ORDERED AN OCEAN 1 RED/RED IN SEPTEMBER.
IT ARRIVED ON NOVEMBER 1ST
NO PAPERS IN THE BOX
BECAUSE OF HURRICANE SANDY, MY POWER AND INTERNET FINALLY WAS RESTORED AT 2:45pm TODAY.
I TRIED TO EMAIL BRITTANY AT DEBAUFRE, THE EMAIL WAS RETURNED.
WENT TO THE WEBSITE - DID NOT APPEAR
MY QUESTION TO HER - WHY NO PAPERS - WATCH GAINING 30 SECONDS EVERY 24 HOURS.
THATS THE STORY!
THANK'S GUYS FOR THE HELP.
InterestingFYI... I thought it would be worth while posting this, as many already know, the Debaufre site has been down for almost 2 weeks. Recently I placed a bid on a Debaufre watch online and the seller mentioned that the watch was one of the last ones in their line. I sent him/her a question wondering about quality since I was unsure the company was still in business and the response I got was (I modified the site name as I am unaware of the forum rules on listing other sites):
Debaufre is no longer conducting business through its old website and all watches will now be sold over [email protected]#y's platform. The reason for this is that our swiss manufacturers have significantly raised their prices so we were no longer able to keep our prices low enough for the US market. Ill be selling Debaufre stock on [email protected]#y to people who would like to take advantage of our great quality watches at a low price. I will be posting some 42mm oceans soon as well.
These Csar watches were sent from our manufacturer in Switzerland about 6 months ago after they were sent through their quality control.