Coming along only once in a while the Tiffany & Co. Steamerica hits eBay again. This is, in my opinion, the nicest version of the watch with the full metal bracelet, dark gray face, and simple face (some other versions featured world timers). These watches age really well. The high quality steel takes a beating and polishes if necessary. There are very few bracelets in existence of the type used on the Streamerica. Look closely at the construction and you will see a horizontal as well as vertical linkage. This acts to allow for increased flexibility in the bracelet resulting in a more comfortable, fitted wearing experience. I don’t know whether to attribute this to Tiffany & Company or Hysek that designed, but the it is a fascinating design seldom seen elsewhere.
I have discussed the Tiffany & Co. Streamerica watch at length before, which can be seen here. This particular watch is obviously well kept, and to my surprise the seller quoted me in the watch auction. Thus I am particularly comfortable mentioning this eBay auction as the seller is obviously a watch enthusiast. I appreciate how he took the watch to a dock or marina for picture taking purposes, though I think a better location would have been on some railroad tracks or on a train to for full appreciation of the Streamerica’s design heritage.
Now, I have a prediction for Tiffany & Co. and the Streamerica line of watches. Barring some legal issue or clash in personalities, I have a good feeling that Tiffany will either re-release the Streamerica watch, or issue an updated model. This prediction stems from Tiffany & Co’s increased attention to watches along with their close relationship with the Swatch Group. Sooner or later the idea of paying attention to the wonderful Streamerica line is going to come up at Tiffany & Co’s product development or marketing team meetings. I would say this is going to occur within the next 5 years. Lets see what happens, but until then we can enjoy the occasional rare Streamerica that pops up.
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