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    First Stowa Flieger...please, help me to decide the right one.

    I want to get my first Flieger and Stowa is the way to go for me...but I cannot decide among this three model and I would like you in this task...

    Flieger Classic 40: handwinding
    Flieger Verus 40: basic ETA
    Flieger Verus Black Forest LE: top ETA

    I really appreciate any comments and advices...thank you in advance!

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    First Stowa Flieger...please, help me to decide the right one.

    You can get the Verus 40 with the top movement, just ask Stowa.

    I have the regular one and not sure that the higher end movement is justified in what is essentially a toolwatch.

    Also I have mine on an Erika’s strap so I never even see the caseback.

    The Verus is a great watch but a blasted case has a more tactical / tool look, and less refined than a brushed or polished case. So it depends what you want.
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    Re: First Stowa Flieger...please, help me to decide the right one.

    Quote Originally Posted by redhed18 View Post
    You can get the Verus 40 with the top movement, just ask Stowa.

    I have the regular one and not sure that the higher end movement is justified in what is essentially a toolwatch.

    Also I have mine on an Erika’s strap so I never even see the caseback.

    The Verus is a great watch but a blasted case has a more tactical / tool look, and less refined than a brushed or polished case. So it depends what you want.
    Yes, I know...that is the list of my watch selection together with the movement configuration I will choose. As you say, the Verus on the basic ETA is enough for the price...but when considering the Flieger Classic 40, just for 20€ you can access the handwinding that it is a plus because it would be my first watch with this configuration. The Verus Black Forest comes only in the Top ETA configuration...that increases significantly the price...

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    First Stowa Flieger...please, help me to decide the right one.

    Quote Originally Posted by celicanegrita View Post
    considering the Flieger Classic 40, just for 20€ you can access the handwinding that it is a plus because it would be my first watch with this configuration...
    Sounds like you know your heart, and if you want a “classic” Flieger from Stowa then... the Verus is not the way to go.

    However you can get Verus in handwind also if that changes your mind. It is more expensive though ...

    All prices excl VAT:

    Verus 40 basic @ 579
    Verus 40 top @ 689 eur
    Verus 40 hand @ 705 eur

    Verus 40 LE (top) @ 747

    Classic 40 auto @ 882
    Classic 40 hand @ 899

    Or...

    Flieger Classic 6498 @ 1218 eur



    https://www.stowa.de/en/Flieger+classic+6498+41.htm

    Here is a photo of Verus 40 with Handwind movement



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    Good luck!
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    Re: First Stowa Flieger...please, help me to decide the right one.

    Thank you for your comments, redhed18...the love for the blue hands is growing on me so I am leaning to the Classic 40 handwinding...Unfortunatelly for my wallet it is the most expensive option of the initial list...

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    Re: First Stowa Flieger...please, help me to decide the right one.

    I want that 6498, but I'm waiting for a central seconds variation. Fliegers don't have a small seconds complication.

    Some day.

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    Re: First Stowa Flieger...please, help me to decide the right one.

    Finally I have gone with the Flieger Classic 40...I cannot wait to wear it in my wrist. I promise to share some photos when I receive it.
    Thank you for your comments.

    PS. I have forgot to mention I have choosen the "handwound + no logo + no date" version...
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    Re: First Stowa Flieger...please, help me to decide the right one.

    I really like the clear caseback on the hand winders. However, I have doubts about clear casebacks on tool or daily wear watches.

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    Re: First Stowa Flieger...please, help me to decide the right one.

    You should consider adding the FL23883 engraving.

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    Re: First Stowa Flieger...please, help me to decide the right one.

    Quote Originally Posted by chickenlittle View Post
    You should consider adding the FL23883 engraving.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
    Following your advice, I have contacted STOWA to add the Fl 23883 engraving to my watch.
    Thank you!

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