some day i was safari-ing eBay and found an old watch, a STOWA EXTRA.
It was only the dial with hands and the movement. It looked like the old
thing: gold case for money and the movement has to die or go to eBay.
I decided to place a bid and won the auction:
After weeks of searching for a good case, i decided to build one on my own.
But time and money were the killer for that idea.
So i tried my luck at Stowa. The first info i got was: no we have no old
cases and no information anymore about these old movements and cases.
So i talked to my watchmaker again to give me all possible data of that
dial and movement, to find a working case.
A second try at STOWA, this time by phone, i had more luck. Maybe a
new case will fit! So a gave it a try. STOWA was so kind to take back
the watchcase in case it wont fit.
I got mail from STOWA:
The old dial was broken, so it was useless. I had to find a new one.
But like magic, the movement, a new dial and the case fitted like they
were made for each other!
So „with a little help from my friends” i got an old-new special STOWA EXTRA,
and voila, here it is:
FHF 72 gold, STOWA EXIMA case, STOWA deployment buckle
I love her