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    Airman/Flieger Original progress seems to have stalled...

    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.
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    Re: Airman/Flieger Original progress seems to have stalled...

    Forwarded in an e-mail to Jörg.

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    Re: Airman/Flieger Original progress seems to have stalled...

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Forwarded in an e-mail to Jörg.
    Thanks Mike!

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    Re: Airman/Flieger Original progress seems to have stalled...

    I know. I'm number 623 and also was originally told June 2009. I was put on the list October 2008.

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    Re: Airman/Flieger Original progress seems to have stalled...

    Quote Originally Posted by taipan168 View Post
    ...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 agree. I am on the list since August 2008 and supposed to receive the FO right about now. I received a mail from Stowa announcing the -unknown- delay in December. I wrote to Stowa last April asking for an update. They replied with my number (in the 500s) and that they were making the FO for client 132 then. Delivery time: still unknown. I think that is strange unless you have a serious problem with the production of the FO.

    I am also prepared to wait a while for a nice watch like this. But I am not prepared to wait -a lot- longer because I had in mind to buy the watch for a special occasion. I have other watches (like the Sinn Regulateur ) that I like also, but unfortunately, my budget is limited to one watch at this time.

    Any info as what to except would be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Airman/Flieger Original progress seems to have stalled...

    well, I just confirmation that I am number 1166 & they are STILL working on 132.
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    Re: Airman/Flieger Original progress seems to have stalled...

    Going back over the forum -- and given the number of names under which the Airman Original is discussed and further given the two or three times over the last couple of years that versions of the Airman have been released as special editions it's not that easy to search -- I find remarkably little evidence that the Airman Original in its current form even exists...

    Tongue in cheek, of course, but how many of the fortunate 131 owners of the watches are active forum members?

    I need evidence!

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    Re: Airman/Flieger Original progress seems to have stalled...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tulkinghorn View Post
    Going back over the forum -- and given the number of names under which the Airman Original is discussed and further given the two or three times over the last couple of years that versions of the Airman have been released as special editions it's not that easy to search -- I find remarkably little evidence that the Airman Original in its current form even exists...
    Well, If I were you I would work on my "search skills". This is your second post here on WUS and I hope you will get used to our search functions and will find out yourself what you currently can`t find out yourself.

    Tongue in cheek, of course, but how many of the fortunate 131 owners of the watches are active forum members? I need evidence!
    Evidence is given here and on TZ.US, on WatchTimeForum, on TZ.UK (if I remember correctly), on uhrenforum.de. Members here without searching:
    Piccolo, Hary, expwmbat, Paulo, thodgins, neju.

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    Re: Airman/Flieger Original progress seems to have stalled...

    This is the evidence that FO indeed exists , they are just rare






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    Nice piece of evidence

    Last edited by stuffler,mike; May 15th, 2009 at 09:54.

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