Have been in contact with Stowa today regarding my FO, as it was meant to arrive by the end of July. If you are one of those still waiting get ready for some MORE bad news ........
you are one of our coming owner of the limited Flieger Original (airman original) watch we are working on.
Unfortunately we have had a lot of problems with the production of the airman original.
Some parts we have to made needs lot more time than we supposed.
(i think you already now from the discussions in the watchuseek forum or from the corrospondence with our staff)
Most of the limited watches are delivered but now we are faced another problem.
We "lost" the complete restproduction of our balance bridge we have modified
For this reason we have to ask you if you are willing to make a change in your order - so that we can deliver the limited Edition before summer holidays.
We can offer to deliver your watch with the new balance bridge we have received a few weeks ago - this balance bridge has Code de Geneve like the rest of the movement!
(please see attached Picture 1)
If you agree with this modification we can offer you of course, to change the balance bridge after the german summer holidays if you want.
(to the special made balance bridge in gold color and engraving)
If you want to have the changed balance bridge we have to produce new ones after the german summer holidays at the end of august.
Before summer we are not able to receive this parts.
(the changing of this part in your watch can be during september)
Please think about this offer and if you agree with this modification we can guarantee to ship your watch in the next 2 weeks.
But please be also advised that we can offer after the summer holidays 2 different style of our Flieger Original
The serial watch will be in 2 different versions.
1 - Basic
This watch will include the Unitas 6497 with Code de Geneva, blued screws and screw balance
- massive caseback and one old style leatherstrap in brown or black
Price: Euro 990.- (incl. German VAT) without German VAT: 850.- Euro
2 - Special
This watch will have a sapphire crystal caseback to see the movement:
Unitas 6497 with Code de Geneva, blued screws and screw balance and swan neg regulating system
- massive caseback available (for additional costs of Euro 99.-)
Price: Euro 1.190.- (incl. German VAT), without German VAT: 1020.-.- Euro
Please be advised that i am personaly, Jörg Schauer, are very sorry to tell you this situation.
Something like this never happened in my 19 years of handcrafted watchmaking.
On the other hand we hope that you will find our offer very interesting.
If you decide to get your limited watch with the new balance bridge (and if you don´t want to change after summer to the golden balance bridge!) we can give you another two extras.
1 - You will get a new strap for free, it is a new airman strap, also in the old style but with a special design.
The official price is Euro 60.- and we will give it to you for free.
(so we will get the two included "normal straps" and this handcrafted special and unique strap)
2 - we reduce the price for euro 100.-
Please let us know as soon as possible if you want to have your watch with this new balance bridge and for the reduced price.
I have not posted the photos as I'm at work, but the cheap version being offered looks CHEAP!!
I want what I paid for and everybody else has got already ...SO THE WAIT GOES ON!! ......roll on September