Who's in love with Unitas 6498/6497 movement?

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  • Stowa Flieger

    10 45.45%
  • Stowa Antea KS 41

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    Who's in love with Unitas 6498/6497 movement?





    Stowa Flieger



    Stowa Antea KS 41

    Dear all, i need some advice regarding my next watch that i'm planning to purchase.
    i am absolutely in love with unitas movement. i think they are stunning and one of the most beautiful movements i've ever seen :)

    i have narrowed down my choices to these 2 stowa's watches above. i love the designs of both equally and i'm having a hard time deciding which one to buy.
    which one would you guys pick and why?

    P.S. i am new to this whole watch thing, so if there's other unitas movement watch which is cheaper and better in your opinion, feel free to drop it here!

    thank you very much for your comments, may you all have a nice day!

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    Re: Who's in love with Unitas 6498/6497 movement?

    My 6497 feels really robust when winding, almost like a rock compared to my other movements. It's a lot of fun to wind daily.

    I don't think you can go wrong with either the Flieger or the Antea. It comes down to your individual taste in watches and what else you already own. I think the most versatile move would be to go with the Flieger and then upgrade to an alligator strap. With that combination, the watch should work with anything from jeans to a suit.
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    Re: Who's in love with Unitas 6498/6497 movement?

    If I was into pocket watches.

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    Re: Who's in love with Unitas 6498/6497 movement?

    I love it but i think it is too big, understandable since it is a pocket watch movement. The smallest watch with a 6497 is 44m, which is 4mm too big for my taste.

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    Re: Who's in love with Unitas 6498/6497 movement?

    Dont have any in at the moment but am a fan of the 6497. I would go with the KS, a fliger with sub seconds is just wrong to me
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    Re: Who's in love with Unitas 6498/6497 movement?

    I like the Stowa better due to its blue hands and lume

    As for the movement,I don't have anything with 6498 but I have 4 Panerais with 6497 (111,177,219,292)

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    Re: Who's in love with Unitas 6498/6497 movement?

    Cheaper: yes, almost hundreds. Just do a google search.
    Better? Well, this is a tough question since the Stowa movement comes in a very fine finish with swan neck fine adjustment, blue screws.
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    Re: Who's in love with Unitas 6498/6497 movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by yifu View Post
    I love it but i think it is too big, understandable since it is a pocket watch movement. The smallest watch with a 6497 is 44m, which is 4mm too big for my taste.
    Nah - you can get 41mm cases with that movement in. In fact that's what's in the OP I believe.
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    Re: Who's in love with Unitas 6498/6497 movement?

    Correction: Both Stowa are 41mm.
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    Re: Who's in love with Unitas 6498/6497 movement?

    Beat you to it by 3 seconds, mike

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