Just got my first Stowa this week and I love it, completely blown away by the quality and value for money!
I’ve been wanting a white dial pilot or field watch for a while now but I’d ruled out Stowa’s white flieger because I didn’t really like the lumed second hand... so when I saw the white and blue limited edition on their Instagram I went for it!!
Having gone in to an IWC dealer recently to check out their white Mark XVIII I reckon the Stowa compares very favourably at a much lower price point. It even beats out the IWC in a couple of places... the blued hands are sensational (you all know the deal - generally black but a bright blue pop of colour in the right light) and the date placement at 6 is much better than the Mark XVIII which is slightly too close to centre (which is a bit of an oversight on a watch at that price point). I must admit I’d slightly prefer it if the Stowa’s numerals were black instead of lumed, but this way it looks cool in the dark as well!