Airman Original - Exhibition or solid back?

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    Airman Original - Exhibition or solid back?

    To those on the list for an AO Serial, are you going for the swan neck movement with the exhibition back, or the solid case back and non-swan movement?

    I have a MO, so I have the nicely decorated movement with the swan neck, so having the other movement variation would allow me to compare/contrast the accuracy of both

    I've been going back and forth, and I'm thinking I'll save the $300 or so difference and get the solid case back. I'm just wondering if the 'massive' description means the watch will gain thickness. If so, I may have to re-think my position.


    -Jim

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    Re: Airman Original - Exhibition or solid back?

    'Massive' is simply the less-than-precise translation from the German for 'solid'. I don't think you'll notice much of a difference, but typically a metal back is thinner than a sapphire one.

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    Re: Airman Original - Exhibition or solid back?

    Ahhh, I should have considered the translation from German. Thanks

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    Re: Airman Original - Exhibition or solid back?

    I already have a MO and Schauer with exhibition backs. With my serial AO I'll go with solid. IMHO, the solid suits the AO more.

    Cheers, Pat

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    Re: Airman Original - Exhibition or solid back?

    I always go exhibition. I just love looking at the movement, it never gets old to me.

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    Re: Airman Original - Exhibition or solid back?

    Definitely going with the solid, as it suits the watch. Strongly considering spending the extra cash on the swan nec as well. That way I have all my bases covered. I own an MO and am confident it AO serial will be in the fold for a long long time.

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