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

    What happened to the case back engraving ? It does look partially scratched ?
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    Re: HELP/ Wifes Gives Green Light...Stowa 1938 Chronograph or Alpina 130 Heritage ???

    I agree with Mike. Not just the movement, but the caseback looks like it was lightly gouged. Considering how briefly the watch was owned, either it was scratched before getting sold or the OP has some really abrasive wrist hair
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    Re: Follow Up...Wrong Choice! Wife Gives Green Light...Stowa 1938 or Alpina 130 Heritage ???

    Not a very pretty movement to begin with..., but, GAWD ! ! Not only all that has been mentioned but that 'corrosion' looking stuff just doesn't fly.
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    Re: HELP/ Wifes Gives Green Light...Stowa 1938 Chronograph or Alpina 130 Heritage ???

    Edit...didn't read the whole thread.
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    Re: HELP/ Wifes Gives Green Light...Stowa 1938 Chronograph or Alpina 130 Heritage ???

    You are not crazy. Between the movement and the case back I'd put that right back in the box and send it back to where it came from.
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    Re: HELP/ Wifes Gives Green Light...Stowa 1938 Chronograph or Alpina 130 Heritage ???

    The watch was never even tried on.

    Some of that looks like fibers from the soft cloth I used on the rear crystal. I tried to wipe it thinking maybe some of that mess was on the crystal..It wasn't. No more Alpina's for me.

    Thanks everyone for the imput.

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

    The Stowa will be awesome. Should have listened to us voting for it! Joking :)

    Be sure to post pics once it arrives. Beautiful blond watchmaker girls are now building it for you. :)
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    Re: HELP/ Wifes Gives Green Light...Stowa 1938 Chronograph or Alpina 130 Heritage ???

    well this was the right choice all along...its sublime.

    The brown croc strap is still enroute. I ordered it with the standard/ non onion crown which I prefer.

    Thank for all the feedback.

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

    Stowa. Because it's beautiful!

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

    Goodness me. I bought the Marine Chrono, and love it, but that is a stunner. Well chosen sir.

    God help me if I buy another watch after this last few months though, it'll have to wait unless their Advent Calendar deal makes one available for an irresistible price...

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