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    Stowa 1938 Chronograph. Is it different enough to own both versions?

    I was luckily enough to snag one of the last specially priced 1938 White Chrono - Matte earlier in the month and now Stowa tells me my Black version is ready in 2 weeks.

    My question for owners is, do you think they are different enough to own both? There are aspects in both watches which I like, but not sure if they are justifiable to own both.

    Any feedback appreciated.

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    Re: Stowa 1938 Chronograph. Is it different enough to own both versions?

    Quote Originally Posted by saltypork View Post

    My question for owners is, do you think they are different enough to own both? There are aspects in both watches which I like, but not sure if they are justifiable to own both.

    Any feedback appreciated.
    And the answer is...



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    Re: Stowa 1938 Chronograph. Is it different enough to own both versions?

    Nah, the white one is the best.

    Hehe, they are both gorgeous don't you think? I'd love to have the black one so if you get it and want to sell let me know.
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    Stowa Marine Chrono
    IWC Portuguese Silver/Blued
    Sinn 556 and 556I
    Doxa 1000t Divingstar, Caribbean
    Doxa 1200t Pro, Sharkie, Numa Blue, Searambler
    Muhle Glashutte Marinus III
    Zixen Zulu ss basic model, LOVE this watch!
    Helson Porthole
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    Stowa Partitio Automatic, vintage white dial
    Doxa Vintage Pilot auto
    Sinn 358 Jubilaum Chrono
    Kobold SOA Forster
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    Re: Stowa 1938 Chronograph. Is it different enough to own both versions?

    They're different enough if you love the watch, and you can justify the price. If they were priced like Seikos, I would go for it.

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    Re: Stowa 1938 Chronograph. Is it different enough to own both versions?

    one is black/silver, the other is white/gold. One has date, the other doesn't. One has an onion crown, the other doesn't. Hmmm... the black one is sleek and cool, and the white one is posh and regal. I like them both :D
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    Re: Stowa 1938 Chronograph. Is it different enough to own both versions?

    The date on the black is, honestly, a turn off for me, and the Onion clasp on it seals the deal (just doesn't suit the watch - I think there's a reason the no date doesn't have it).

    But, that's just my taste.

    The fact of those two differences probably shows that the two are actually different enough.

    In any event, ultimately, the different colour dial would suffice to make owning both a legitimate choice.

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    Re: Stowa 1938 Chronograph. Is it different enough to own both versions?

    The date is actually one of the aspects which I like about the Black version.
    My gut feeling is telling me to just get it...
    The truth is my White one still hasn't been delivered yet...end of this week *fingers crossed*
    I think the decision will be apparent once I have them sid

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    Re: Stowa 1938 Chronograph. Is it different enough to own both versions?

    Quote Originally Posted by ed21x View Post
    One has an onion crown, the other doesn't.
    Can you get the white face 1938 with the Onion Crown? I have one on order... wonder if I should send an email and ask...

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    Re: Stowa 1938 Chronograph. Is it different enough to own both versions?

    the advantage here is that Stowa's take forever to get, so the demand far outstrip the supply, You can sell it in a heartbeat :)
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    Re: Stowa 1938 Chronograph. Is it different enough to own both versions?

    I love them both and would own both if I could, but I will go for the white dial one because I don't currently own a white dial watch.

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