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    Re: About to purchase a Stowa Partitio—last minute advice

    I'm a bit late to comment but the hw version should be 1 mm thinner than the automatic. Not sure if it's clear from Stowa website.

    I have the black hw. I also prefer the text Handaufzug on the dial.
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    Re: About to purchase a Stowa Partitio—last minute advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Fikk View Post
    I'm a bit late to comment but the hw version should be 1 mm thinner than the automatic. Not sure if it's clear from Stowa website.

    I have the black hw. I also prefer the text Handaufzug on the dial.
    Ohh. Didn’t even think about the text being different depending on which version is chosen, but obviously ‘Automatik’ wouldn’t be very appropriate for a hand winding watch, huh? Haha.

    I did recall the hand winding version being slightly thinner. The size will actually be a welcome change as well. All of my pieces are on the larger side for what my wrists can handle (even the Tissot with all that dial), so I’m looking forward to the dimensions of this one. Every once in a while I wear a couple of my wife’s 34-36mm vintage pieces (men’s watches back in the day) and I always enjoy the look and feel of those.

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    Re: About to purchase a Stowa Partitio—last minute advice

    Weighing in after the fact, of course. I was going to buy a black hand wound Partitio, but when an auto came up on the pre-owned market for a very good price (thank you to WUS member Nightowl) I grabbed it and have been very happy with it. Now I'm thinking about getting the hand wound white dial Partitio. It's really a beautiful watch--perfect for semi casual at work.
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    Re: About to purchase a Stowa Partitio—last minute advice

    Quote Originally Posted by joeabroad View Post
    --perfect for semi casual at work.
    Exactly what I was thinking. Should be great for casual weekend dinners and whatnot, too.

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    Re: About to purchase a Stowa Partitio—last minute advice

    I own two Partitios! White dial handwound and blue dial automatic LE. They are just superb watches. Absolutely love mine.




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    Re: About to purchase a Stowa Partitio—last minute advice

    Quote Originally Posted by warsh View Post
    I own two Partitios! White dial handwound and blue dial automatic LE. They are just superb watches. Absolutely love mine.




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    That LE blue is gorgeous!

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    Re: About to purchase a Stowa Partitio—last minute advice

    Stowa is going to be my first manual winder also, I'm partial to the deck version though. Congrats on your new watch too, can't wait to see your photos!

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    Re: About to purchase a Stowa Partitio—last minute advice

    No regrets getting the handwinding black dial here! A bit thinner, "Handaufzug" is cool on the dial, display back, better finished movement (when I ordered at least). I also like being able to top off the power reserve on demand (without worrying about handwinding a 2824) and find that manual wind watches have more consistent accuracy with daily use. It's potentially more robust and easier to service without a rotor too. Last but not least, to me handwinding makes the most sense for the Partitio given its historical model. What a great watch it is!
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    Re: About to purchase a Stowa Partitio—last minute advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Slm643 View Post
    Stowa is going to be my first manual winder also, I'm partial to the deck version though. Congrats on your new watch too, can't wait to see your photos!

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    Those are beautiful pieces. I was able to handle the Marine Classic 40 (arabic version) and it’s a stunner. The high polished dial was really nice, and the printing was flawless. If I ever decide to add a deck watch back to collection, it’ll probably be one of theirs. The Smiths PRS-29AM I had briefly was a very nice piece, but the Stowa was a cut above IMO.
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    Congrats for your purchase. I was in the same boat as you trying to decide between the handwound and the automatic...finally I have placed my order on a Flieger Klassic 40 hand winding movement following the advice of some members of this forum. Cannot wait to have in the flesh!
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