FO LE semi-review + a lot of pictures on 'gator

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    FO LE semi-review + a lot of pictures on 'gator

    Just for the heck of it, since it's a beautiful day and I had a little time to take them. Nothing fancy here, just P&S on the patio table.

    For those who don't know, Stowa was one of the original producers of the issued Fliegers, and this model is an homage by the company that was a long time coming, and in celebration of their 80th anniversary, hence they made an LE of 80. The work that Joerg Schauer put into every detail is terrific and first rate--not a flaw that I can see anywhere on the dial, hands or casework, and the movement is nicely finished and modified with central seconds and stop seconds--a hacking feature where when the crown is pulled out to set the time, the second hand continues to '12' and then stops. Accuracy and consistency have been excellent and steady at +6sec/24h. The hands are beautifully blued and all markers and hands coated precisely with Superluminova--it glows like a flashlight! (BTW, you'll note the short exposure on the lume picture--just one tick of the slow-beat Unitas movement.)

    At any rate, here are the pictures. The watch is exceptionally versatile, wonderfully simple and honest, and easily matches the quality of pieces several times more expensive.

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    -such a beautiful, clean watch !
    i am on "the list" and cannot wait :-..

    thank you for sharing with us :)

    - Jeff
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    Holy cow that Unitas manual movement is beautiful!!! Great looking gator band as well.

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    Thanks for putting the pics up mate. The FO's truely are beatiful watches & a fitting hommage to the originals
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    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Looks good on a honey gator.

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    I like the look of the gator. Thank you for your thoughts. I totally agree that it is a very versatile watch. It is my favorite watch to wear.
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    Thanks for the review Daniel and you got excellent shots

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    FO looks awesome on the gator

    Mr. Schauer has produced an awesome Pilots watch :thanks

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    Beautiful, Daniel. That golden croc does justice to one beautiful watch.
    When are you due to get your golden balance bridge?

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    That is a beutiful watch, a true work of art.

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