Looking at a couple of the threads on this forum, it seems that Stowa has been "stuck" on Airman Original number 132 since at least February. I am number 577 on the list and was originally given a delivery date of June 2009. Whilst I understand that delays can and do happen, and I am prepared to wait for a quality product, it seems that everybody on the waiting list is in the dark about progress with the manufacture of the AO. It would be good get an update as to what is happening and what has been the cause of the delay. I know there is supposed to be a "ticker" to go onto STOWA's web site with this information, but it has been quite a while since that was announced and it has not yet been created.
A friend of mine added his name to the waiting list last week and was told he was approximately number 1190. Given the restrictions that ETA are imposing on base ebauche supply to third party manufacturers, culminating with a complete cessation of supply by 2011, it would be good to learn whether those of us who are down the list have any chance of receiving an AO at all.