This was purchased for a friend - they are the party submitting these comments and pictures.
I am thoroughly impressed with how this device was packaged. Using a double-layered cardboard exterior carton was likely a key for there being no compromise whatsoever to the shipment, particularly with so many transfers between Germany and here. Not a single ding!
The inner carton containing the instrument was in equally impeccable condition, and the device itself had not so much as a fingerprint on it! Packaging detail went so far as to wrap the brass hanging ring! A number of pictures were taken, but I see no means by which to include any with these comments. I have not seen a device of this quality in many years.
I am equally impressed with the accuracy of the barometer. Specifications cite, "+/- 3mb", but this device, when compared to known-accurate regional barometric pressure data, is tracking exactly with it. That's what one would expect with a quality device manufactured by Fischer; they have been making these devices for over 75 years.
All together, I am very pleased with the quality of the barometer, the attention to detail in manufacturing processes, and how the order went. Should I be in a position to recommend such an instrument, I will suggest a Fischer device, if not the same model I selected.