About to purchase an MO...but need help please!

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    About to purchase an MO...but need help please!

    For my birthday, my wife is buying me a Stowa. I have narrowed my choice to a MO...white face, polished.

    A few things I am still debating are:
    - Roman vs Arabic numerals
    - Strap (black leatherstrap w/ white stitching) or black crocostrap.

    Any suggestions based on anyone's collection or pictures to show?

    I would like to wear the watch with jeans during weekend and suits during week.

    Thanks for the help!

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    Re: About to purchase an MO...but need help please!

    There was a poll recently... see here;
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...t=arabic+roman

    Over 60% in favour of the traditional Arabic numerals... but really it's whatever you prefer, and like most.

    Straps too are a personal choice... you can use the search function to see many examples - but basically the Marine Original looks fabulous on any strap

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    Re: About to purchase an MO...but need help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by langtoftlad View Post
    There was a poll recently... see here;
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...t=arabic+roman

    Over 60% in favour of the traditional Arabic numerals... but really it's whatever you prefer, and like most.

    Straps too are a personal choice... you can use the search function to see many examples - but basically the Marine Original looks fabulous on any strap

    Lucky man, to have such a generous wife
    Thank you for the quick response!

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    Re: About to purchase an MO...but need help please!

    I agree it is more or less a personal choice but, I would go with matt finish which is IMHO more versatile and easy to care for
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    Re: About to purchase an MO...but need help please!

    Arabic numerals, polished case, brown strap.

    Call it what it may, but the MO is a dress watch, which I think should have a polished case.

    The brushed finish is very nice too;
    actually either finish would be nice, but I think white faced watches look best on tan, brown, or lighter straps.
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    Re: About to purchase an MO...but need help please!

    I agree entirely with fachiro1: I had my MO on a blue alligator band for a while, but have gone back to light brown.

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    Re: About to purchase an MO...but need help please!

    I wear mine (polished/arabic) on a dark brown croc strap or a riva, as a dressed watch.



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    Re: About to purchase an MO...but need help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by fachiro1 View Post
    Arabic numerals, polished case, brown strap.

    Call it what it may, but the MO is a dress watch, which I think should have a polished case.

    The brushed finish is very nice too;
    actually either finish would be nice, but I think white faced watches look best on tan, brown, or lighter straps.
    If the design of the MO was originally derived from a Naval Marine clock, I don't see how one can make the assumption that it is purely a dress watch. I think the beauty of the MO is that it can be just as convincing as a very casual watch as well. The finish is purely a matter of taste. I prefer the satin finish, and I've even asked Stowa if they would consider a brushed case with a polished bezel as an option--for me that would be the ideal, but everybody has their own ideas of the "right" feel for this watch!

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