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    Recommendation / Thoughts for Flieger Klassik 6498 small second vs 6497 Anniversary Edition

    Hello,

    I'm planning to buy my first Stowa, and decided to go for one of the 90th anniversary editions.
    Based on their English news page, they'll be making both 6497 and 6498.

    I think I'm leaning towards the 6497 but I can't seem to find any real or concept photos.
    Not sure if they've ever made 6497 ( i did find some discussions around it on the web, but couldn't find any photo),
    but any feedback or recommendation on either of those models are highly appreciated.
    Also, would be great to hear from people who already own 6498 small second.

    Thanks in advance,
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    Re: Recommendation / Thoughts for Flieger Klassik 6498 small second vs 6497 Anniversary Edition

    You have excellent taste focusing on a Stowa Flieger. ;)
    Some 6497 owners should be weighing in, but I like that the 6497 hacks. Stowa used this movement in one of their FOLE before.
    I had a 6498 Stowa Flieger with small second and, at the time, I couldn't make peace with it not hacking. Going through a phase I guess.
    Now I have a Stowa Flieger 6498 with no second hand and also just picked up a Stowa MO 6498 w/ small second hand. Very happy with both.
    There is something special about the rate and clarity of the rhythmic ticking of the 6498. :)
    Either way, whatever your choice in a Stowa Flieger, you win!
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    Re: Recommendation / Thoughts for Flieger Klassik 6498 small second vs 6497 Anniversary Edition

    I haven't seen any flieger with 6497 and the small second at 9 o'clock yet.

    The Flieger Original (FO) has a modified 6497 that brings the second to the centre.
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    Re: Recommendation / Thoughts for Flieger Klassik 6498 small second vs 6497 Anniversary Edition

    Thanks Doulos!
    Your comment was really helpful, yeah hacking is something I normally don't appreciate it when using, but realize how cool it is when I can't do it on some of my watches.
    To be honest, I'm really excited about the 6497 movement, mainly because I think having small second at 9:00 location would look really good on Flieger Klassik.
    I wish I could see some photos -even concept ones - though...

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    Re: Recommendation / Thoughts for Flieger Klassik 6498 small second vs 6497 Anniversary Edition

    I guess it will look like the Flieger Klassik 6498 small second with the small second over 8 9 and 10 and more yellow due to the old radium luminova.

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    Re: Recommendation / Thoughts for Flieger Klassik 6498 small second vs 6497 Anniversary Edition

    I just played with the pictures of a Flieger 6498 and the Flieger 6498 small second to try to do something that might look like a Flieger 6497 small second.

    I'm not good enough to change the color of the luminova so the 90th anniversary LE will for sure have a different colour.

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    Re: Recommendation / Thoughts for Flieger Klassik 6498 small second vs 6497 Anniversary Edition

    Fikk, that's amazing, thanks a ton.
    Also, that looks really good, can't wait to wear that, it's kind of sad for me that they'll start the delivery may/june.

    I'm already exchanging emails with Sandra to get this order in place, I feel like that watch is a great start for me as a first Stowa watch.

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    Re: Recommendation / Thoughts for Flieger Klassik 6498 small second vs 6497 Anniversary Edition

    6497 because of the hacking feature.
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    Re: Recommendation / Thoughts for Flieger Klassik 6498 small second vs 6497 Anniversary Edition

    I am guessing it will look similar to this. I left the sub dial markings and hand white since they are not (to my knowledge) lumed.

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    Re: Recommendation / Thoughts for Flieger Klassik 6498 small second vs 6497 Anniversary Edition

    Thanks.

    I think they will use an old radium colour for the subdial paint as well.

    I can't imagine the flieger klassic which only has the hours markers with luminova with both colours alternating.

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