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    Antea KS vs Antea B2B 355

    I am about ready to pull the trigger on either an Antea KS or an Antea B2B, both with the small second and mechanical movement. Unfortunately, I can't see either in person so I am trying to determine what the differences between the two are. Specifically, why does the Antea KS cost 30 EUR more than the B2b? They use the same crown, movement, and it appears that they use the same case, but the KS is listed at 6.9 mm thick vs. 6.8 for the B2B.

    I am leaning towards the B2B in black, but want to make sure I know all the details before I make my order. Thanks!
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    Re: Antea KS vs Antea B2B 355

    One diff. might be that the regular anteas come with a butterfly clasp, and the b2b comes with the regular buckle. (Both ofc have STOWA branding and all, but just looking at webshop prices for those, it might account for the bulk of the difference)
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    Re: Antea KS vs Antea B2B 355

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    That makes sense and could account for the cost difference, IMHO.
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    Re: Antea KS vs Antea B2B 355

    The stowa KS has blued hands no ? That impacts also the cost. However both are lovely and understated imho. The white is more champaign looking on the ks, its subtle yet classy and superb on wrist. The b2b are less formal but far better looking in person, its more modern but still has this nice stowa building quality even in purple or green. I was at factory and handled them some minutes and was impressed on those far more I believed I'd been based on pics.

    If you plan wearing it daily and dressy sometimes I would go b2b and add a mesh or croc strap when needed.

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    Re: Antea KS vs Antea B2B 355

    Not sure about the reason for the price difference based on specs...silver dial/blue hands KS & black dial/white hands KS cost the same, so it's not the hands. The b2b design grows on me every time I see it. I like the black, but it's the brown dial that piques my interest. Just go with the one that speaks to you most...the KS is a quality piece & I'm sure the b2b is just as nice.

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    Re: Antea KS vs Antea B2B 355

    Quote Originally Posted by Boiler View Post
    Not sure about the reason for the price difference based on specs...silver dial/blue hands KS & black dial/white hands KS cost the same, so it's not the hands. The b2b design grows on me every time I see it. I like the black, but it's the brown dial that piques my interest. Just go with the one that speaks to you most...the KS is a quality piece & I'm sure the b2b is just as nice.

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    I just purchased the Antea KS in the white dial. Considered the B2B, but I personally dislike the "2" - the other numerals are fantastic.

    Came close to purchasing the black Antea KS, as the dial includes the older Stowa brand. IMHO while I don't mind the logo change, the execution of the new logo is poorly done. Luckily, the logo is subdued on the white dial as opposed to the black.

    Stowa should follow Omega's lead and centre the text under the Stowa brandmark, rather than have it uncomfortably positioned on the left, and asymmetrically placed on the dial.

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    Re: Antea KS vs Antea B2B 355

    I went ahead and bought the Antea B2B 355. I have no reservations about choosing this watch over the KS, but if I could have done it over I might have chosen a larger size!

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    Re: Antea KS vs Antea B2B 355

    Beautiful watch! Those numbers just about jump out at you.


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    Re: Antea KS vs Antea B2B 355

    Congrats; your b2b looks fantastic! I think the 355 fits you well (especially given the style of the watch).

    Is that the Stowa strap that came with the b2b? It's a nice looking combo.

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    Re: Antea KS vs Antea B2B 355

    I think the size looks perfect on your wrist!
    Congrats on the new watch!

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