This humidor is great I opened the box and was amazed by the quality of the humidor. The shipping was fast which I really liked I would recommend this humidor to any one and great job Cigars International on your great products.
What a great humidor (Old World Antique Humidor - 100 Capacity)! The hinges and lock work smoothly, the world maps look great, and the humidity has held solid at 70% since I got it. I think I need to buy more cigars to fill it up though!
We have a study with a "rustic" look and this looks great in it! Great construction, maintains great humidity. I purchased this humidor when I was in Iraq and it handled the trip there and back great and is still in wonderful condition. Very pleased!
I also had one shipped to Iraq. Made it there fine. Beautiful finish...and the humidity held a solid 70%. I loved this humidor but left it in the desert for my comrades to enjoy. I plan to get another one. 5 stars!!!
Just got this at the beginning of the week, seasoned it up and loaded it yesterday. Man this is a pretty box, with a really good seal and outstanding design.
Using it as a reserve humi for the smokes I want to settle and mature for a while, and after fiddling with this and getting it just right, I have high expectations. Upon reading some of the other reviews I didn't bother with the stock stuff and put an electronic humidifier in.
I've already gotten a fair share of oohs and aahs from the guys I showed it to at the NOSC. One of them actually said that it was so pretty it might get him to start smoking cigars just so he has an excuse to own one!
Have had this humidor for about 5 months now, and it does hold a fairly steady humidity level. However, I am a calibration technician in the US Navy and I went to calibrate the analog hygrometer that was supplied with this humidor and it was in fact worthless. The adjustment screw is indeed held on with 'loctite' torque sealant, and the needle hardly moves even with drastic changes in humidity.
Bottom line: Great humidor with a great look and does hold humidity well, but do yourself a favor and buy a digital thermometer/hygrometer! Overall, very pleased with this humidor!
This is a great humidor! I wanted a nice looking, quality humidor that had a high capacity. I got it in the Old World humidor. Great construction and great looks. It holds all of my cigars and keeps them nice and fresh. The only modification I made was I removed the analog hygrometer and installed a Humi-Care thermometer/hygrometer. I just peeled the magnet off the back of the analog and stuck it to the back of the Humi-Care. Looks great inside and provides more accurate readings. I would definitely recommend this humidor to others.
Just received this humidor. The humidor is quite nice, but the hygrometer that comes with it is absolutely worthless.
Looking at the other reviews I see people raving that the humidor holds at a solid 70%. I cannot help but think that this misperception is because the useless hygrometer will stay precisely where you adjust it to regardless of actual relative humidity.
Using salt calibration it was way off out of the box, so attempted to adjust it as I have many other analog hygrometers over the years. First off, the tiny screw slot is deep within the housing and covered with Loc-Tite or something. The screw is wholly unsupported so it moves all over the place. Eventually, with a lot of fiddling you can turn the needle. And there it will stay.
If you order this humidor you had better order a replacement hygro as well.
Overall, a good humidor. The hydrometer has passed the salt and glycol tests. It just need a back screw adjustment like a clock. The lock completely unadjusted and when that is fixed I'll enjoy the beauty of it. I really want to thank Cigars International for their shipping policies to Hawaii. I can enjoy their products without exorbitant add on costs.
In the past few months I purchased the Old World Antique and the El Diablo humidors. Both look and function beautifully. Contrary to the many negative reviews I read about the analog hygrometers, both of mine were easy to calibrate after the salt test, showing no trace of Loctite on the adjustment screw. (just lucky?) I use the 8oz.Humi-Care Black Ice in the El Diablo and the 4oz. in the Old world Antique, along with the included rectangle humidifiers. Both humidors are settled in right at 70% and keeping all my cigars in excellent condition. And with CI's fantastic prices, I still have enough money to buy more of my favorites. Thanks, CI !!!
This humidor is awesome. Looks great, works great. If you're considering it, buy it.
....The Humidor was packed in another box lined with foam. Perfect in every way. I seasoned it with the Humi wipes that I had ordered and by Noon the next day it was ready to take on all the cigars from my 20 year old humidor along with the sampler I had ordered. The Humi-Care rectangular Hygrometer came along for free is holding steady at 67% and 78F not to worried about the 78F but would like to get it down more ??? Very satisfied
I have had this humidor for four years now and still holding up like a champ after switching to digital hygro and humicare black ice humidification.
Bought two - both have good seals and are holding their RH's!
GREAT looking humidor. Seals tight. Looks awesome sitting on my table. Plenty of room for all my good cigars. Love it
My friends and I were impressed with this humidor's quality. It holds the humidity level perfectly!
Good humidor for the size I was looking for. Seems to be well constructed and already at work holding some of my favorite cigars. For someone trying to get into storing and maintaining their own stogies; this is a good manageable starter.
This is a beautifully crafted humidor, looks so nostalgic and antique. I read the reviews before I purchased this one and one guy from the navy stated that the analog hydrometer couldn't be calibrated which is false there's a flat head screw on the back that turns freely, he must have gotten a bad one or something. Only complaint I have so far is that it doesn't have handles on the side for a pretty decent size box humidor and that the lock and key mechanism is kind of stiff probably just needs a little oil or needs to be broken in. Very happy with it overall.
was very satisfied with this purchase. looks good, nice cedar smell upon opening, i tested the analogue hydrometer with a digital one. I was calibrated well. if u like the design, buy it.