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I picked this watch up over the weekend from a local seller and I can't be more pleased with it! I was unlucky and missed the boat earlier this year when these originally went on sale and I've been hunting for one ever since.

This is a special edition (1 of 70 produced) from Stowa with "Made in Germany" printed on the dial, the ETA 2801 movement, and black-framed hands. What really attracted me to this particular Stowa flieger was the manual wind movement, something not normally offered in regular production Stowa fliegers. I was slightly hesitant about the black-framed hands when this series was first announced because I was afraid they would appear too monochromatic against the black dial. This watch hasn't left my wrist since I picked it up on Sunday and I'm happy to say the black-on-black hands and dial have not been an issue at all!

On to the photos!

Unboxing:





Some shots of the dial and solid caseback:






I hadn't really noticed or cared about the lack of an AR coating on either side of the sapphire until I tried taking photos of it! My photograph post-processing skills aren't quite there yet, so I wasn't able to fix the reflection (x 5) in the crystal and each one of the four rivets on the strap.




I really like the very nice satin case finishing on the Stowa, the slim profile of the case, and the curve in the lugs. It looks terrific and makes for comfortable wearing!



I love the quality of the Stowa strap, very soft and comfortable. I like it so much, in fact, I'm already planning on placing an order for a black old-style strap from Stowa later today! My wrist is ~7.25", so because I'm on the second to last hole, I've removed the floating keeper because it wasn't really necessary.



...and finally, a wrist shot!
 

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That's a very elegant watch
 

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Congrats. Watch looks great!
Congrats and nice photos!
nice pick up
That's a very elegant watch
Thanks guys!


Nice little piece you got there. Well put together package. Congrats~! What size is it?
Thanks! It's 40mm dia., 48.60mm lug-to-lug. It's smaller than the 44mm's I typically wear, but I think it 'appears' larger on the wrist than it is due to the lack of a real substantial bezel making the dial look larger.
 

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not a homage, but its a pilot/navigator watch. They all look alike, but not built alike.


Love the watch too!
 

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I think 4 or 5 other companies have made that same exact design. But, maybe Stowa is one of them.
Davido and tdm have it right - Stowa was one of five watch houses (the four others were IWC, A. Lange & Sohne, Wempe, and Lacher - now Laco) contracted to make flieger watches for the Luftwaffe during WWII.

Stowa is one of the 5 who got the contract to make watches for Luftwaffe (along with IWC, Wempe, Lange&Sohne, and Laco Durowe)
It is an homage....to WWII.

So yes, I guess you can say this Stowa flieger is a homage, in a sense, to the original 55mm Baumuster A-dial fliegers Stowa made during WWII, but considering the ignorant post following, I highly doubt that's what you meant.. :whistle:

It looks like one of those watches that you can buy all the parts on Ebay and put it together yourself.
 

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^ What's ignorant about it? You can buy all those parts on the internet and build one yourself? You can even buy the movement. The only part I haven't seen is the case back.
 

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^ What's ignorant about it? You can buy all those parts on the internet and build one yourself? You can even buy the movement. The only part I haven't seen is the case back.
I can buy parts to make panerai, rolex, IWC....

Are those homages too?
 
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