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    Re: HELP/ Wife Gives Green Light...Stowa 1938 Chronograph or Alpina 130 Heritage ???

    +1 on the Alpina

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    Re: HELP/ Wifes Gives Green Light...Stowa 1938 Chronograph or Alpina 130 Heritage ???

    Quote Originally Posted by seanwontreturn View Post
    OMG! Lucky man has wifeS... and green lights from them!
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    Maybe..., maybe not!
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    Re: HELP/ Wife Gives Green Light...Stowa 1938 Chronograph or Alpina 130 Heritage ???

    I'd go for the Stowa. I prefer its clean looks than the busy dial of the Alpina, IMHO.


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    Re: HELP/ Wife Gives Green Light...Stowa 1938 Chronograph or Alpina 130 Heritage ???

    I love Alpina watches - Always have! Their older StarTimers were quite unique and almost impossible to find any more.
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    Re: HELP/ Wife Gives Green Light...Stowa 1938 Chronograph or Alpina 130 Heritage ???

    In my opinion, that Stowa is one of the prettiest chronos in existence. For my taste the Alpina is way too busy, with rather small and awkward sub dials. Don’t like it at all.

    It is interesting that you compare these two watches in the first place. I found them rather different.

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    Re: HELP/ Wife Gives Green Light...Stowa 1938 Chronograph or Alpina 130 Heritage ???

    I personally like the Stowa.
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    Re: HELP/ Wife Gives Green Light...Stowa 1938 Chronograph or Alpina 130 Heritage ???

    For me, hands down the Stowa. It's beautiful

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    Re: HELP/ Wifes Gives Green Light...Stowa 1938 Chronograph or Alpina 130 Heritage ???

    I'm going to put a vote in for the Stowa, although the Alpina is by no means a poor second.
    Current - Archimede Pilot 39 // Orient Bambino (Steel with black dial) // Seiko 5 - SNKL09 // Seiko SARB017 Alpinist // Lip GDG 145

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    Re: HELP/ Wifes Gives Green Light...Stowa 1938 Chronograph or Alpina 130 Heritage ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Abbate View Post
    Thank you everyone. All great points.

    To my eye the Alpina looks just a little more interesting and the movement a hair better MAYBE!

    But its still neck and neck for me...I do love blued steel hands and the decoration on the Alpina's subdials gives just a touch more pizazz.

    To me the Stowa will always be a classic and well executed design...if maybe just a bit plain.

    The Alpina's 21mm strap is a bit of an odd choice given its almost 42mm wide...but thats what custom strap guys are for right?

    Crap..I'm no closer to a decision!
    To me, this sounds like you're leaning ever so slightly towards the Alpina. It's a wonderful looking piece so I say go for it!
    Current - Archimede Pilot 39 // Orient Bambino (Steel with black dial) // Seiko 5 - SNKL09 // Seiko SARB017 Alpinist // Lip GDG 145

    Want list (Subject to change) - Tissot Heritage PR156 // Dugena Festa (Junghans Meister if the budget stretches) // Steinhart Ocean Vintage GMT // Nomos Club // Longines Heritage Diver // Mido Commander Chronometer // Stowa Seatime // Stowa Fleiger T01 Testaf // Laco Vintage // March La.B AM3 Marron // G. Gerlach Tritium // Oris Chronoris // Glycine Airman SST 12 // Tutima Saxon One

    If only* (Also subject to change) - Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra // Omega Speedmaster Chronograph // Sinn Model 140 st // Damasko Modell DK101 // Mühle Terranaut Trail // Genesis Lemania // Rolex Milgauss // Glash
    ütte Original Sixties Square Chronograph // Vulcain - Nautical Seventies and Cricket Extreme (I'm partial to Vulcain generally) // Grand Seiko Hi-Beat // Hajime Asaoka Tourbillon

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    Re: HELP/ Wifes Gives Green Light...Stowa 1938 Chronograph or Alpina 130 Heritage ???

    Hello All...

    Alpina 130 it WAS as in past tense.

    Well heres the story. I decided on the Alpina. It arrived quickly from a very nice, very helpful AD.

    At first glance everything looked great. IMHO its a beautiful watch. Then when I flipped it over, I was bothered by all manner of marks on the movement. I thought maybe I was looking thru another piece of protective plastic. No such luck. Here is what I saw. I returned the watch. Im sorry but a watch that costs this much shouldn't look like this inside. Was I crazy or would you have done the same? My thoughts were if this is what I can see..what does the rest of the movement look like. I have owned over 25 watches and have never seen a movement delivered looking like this. So the other gentleman that mentioned a rumor about Alpina quality...I will now have to agree.
    Stowa 1938 ordered.

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