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    any specific point that drove folks to either the A or B version of the Flieger?

    also any thoughts on manual vs auto? and do you have to request the engraving on the side or is that standard?

    Looking to possibly get a Stowa but torn between the A & B styles....was originally drawn to the B but the classic nature of the A is appealing. Thanks
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    Re: any specific point that drove folks to either the A or B version of the Flieger?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathew J View Post
    also any thoughts on manual vs auto? and do you have to request the engraving on the side or is that standard?

    Looking to possibly get a Stowa but torn between the A & B styles....was originally drawn to the B but the classic nature of the A is appealing. Thanks
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    Re: any specific point that drove folks to either the A or B version of the Flieger?

    The B dial is more unique, but I like that the A dial is cleaner and more versatile.
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    Re: any specific point that drove folks to either the A or B version of the Flieger?

    I started by the A dial as I wanted a simpler dial.
    Now also considering also having a B dial.

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    Re: any specific point that drove folks to either the A or B version of the Flieger?

    A dial for me. Cleaner looks
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    Re: any specific point that drove folks to either the A or B version of the Flieger?

    A dial more versatile. B dial more unique. If you are new to watch collecting and whatever you buy will be your only watch for awhile then go for A as it can be smart casual, semi formal or even casual depends on the strap. Usually people buy A then B and that's also how the alphabet in sequence 🤣

    Anyhow, ask yourself, what is the occasion you will wear this watch?

    Although I wear B dial with a leather strap to work time to time, A time have the most wrist time.

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    Re: any specific point that drove folks to either the A or B version of the Flieger?

    A-dial; preferably a hand-wound Flieger Original.

    Barring that, the ETA hand wind, no-date movement is my preference. It's quick to set and nice to look at, though admittedly not as useful as an automatic with a date; but I have other watches for that.

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    Re: any specific point that drove folks to either the A or B version of the Flieger?

    I started with a B auto. It just looked too busy for my tastes--even the lume was a bit much (*GASP*). I switched to the A dial handwind. simpler taste now, I guess. As for the handwind, if you've never owned one, get one. completely subjective reason--but there's a small joy to be found in winding up a watch in the morning and throughout the day.
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    Re: any specific point that drove folks to either the A or B version of the Flieger?

    I've had both. The B dial is a bit more interesting but I dislike that the tail on the sweep second hand is black and does not match the other blue hands. The A dial is plainer but the blue of the hands is much more eye-catching, the long blue counter-balance on the sweep second hand is fantastic. The engraving costs extra. I purchased it for one watch but not the others. It is not noticeable on the wrist.

    I generally prefer hand winding watches but not this manual watch - it is about one mm thinner than the auto version and the auto is already very thin and svelte.

    My only real complaint was the old style strap was way too long on the tail side and wrapped too far around my 7.25" wrist (I tried to use short strap and could not wear it - too short). I wore mine on the new style rivet which is no longer on the site.

    I ultimately flipped all three (bought the B dial twice) because the watches were a tad too small. I am hoping that someday Stowa will make the 2824 or 2801 available in the much more substantial 41mm case.





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    Re: any specific point that drove folks to either the A or B version of the Flieger?

    Quote Originally Posted by SaoDavi View Post
    A-dial; preferably a hand-wound Flieger Original.

    Barring that, the ETA hand wind, no-date movement is my preference. It's quick to set and nice to look at, though admittedly not as useful as an automatic with a date; but I have other watches for that.
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