We take a lot of photography and visit a lot of trade shows throughout the year at Steinhausen. 2009 was one of the busiest years we’ve had in awhile. From showcasing products in Las Vegas to visiting large retailers across the country, we’ve brought a lot of samples along the way. What happens to these samples? Well, most of the time they just sit in our product studio in case we need photography. Sometimes the samples can take up to 6 months to find their way back into our office.
I’ll admit, these watches and winders and accessories don’t always come back in perfect condition. We can’t always pack them in our Luxury Watch Traveling Case, so the items sit in our studio… Until now! In a few weeks, we’ll be launching the Steinhausen Open Box Store. Items we’ve taken to shows, events, galleries, etc. will be available for sale directly to the public. These items are fully functional products with minor blemishes. They are NOT used items. These are items that were utilized by the Steinhausen staff for photography, events, displays, etc. They are not worn automatic watches and used watch winders. They work just like a new item, they just might have a ding here and there.
Think of it like the Certified Pre-Owned programs for automobiles. We’ve verified that all of these items are functional and pass checklists to ensure you are getting a near new item. However, you might have to put up with a couple scratches, dings, or other blemishes. Wear the Open Box Steinhausen watch with a pair of faded jeans, and you’ll look like you are ready for a vintage magazine photo shoot. That’s what we use them for!