This is probably my best watch buy ever
I entered the Stowa FLieger Original craze quite late, actually I have been researching to find the right IWC watch for several months.
Around christmas I discovered the Stowa Flieger Original, and I forgot all about the IWC.
The Stowa was the watch I have been looking for, and I was prepared to be on the waiting list "until the end of 2009", so I made a reservation by mail to Stowa.
10 days ago I suddenly found a BNIB FO serial version wiith swan neck adjustment and glass back for sale on eBay in Germany. The seller got it as a christmas present, but did'nt like it
He was asking same price as a new watch from Stowa, which I find quite fair - but he would only ship domestic (Germany) and I'm living in Denmark.......
There was no way I was letting this offer go, so I pressed the buy now button within minutes and mailed the seller to discuss delivery/pickup options - I was ready to drive the 2 x 450 miles to pick up the watch if shipping was impossible.
Seller was quite reasonable though, and we agreed on DHL shipping to Denmark.
The watch arrived yesterday - unused and with all papers and boxes, and I'm now the very happy owner of FO # 025.
To all of you still waiting for your watch I can asure you that whatever the waiting time - the watch is worth it !!! You will not find anything below EUR 3000 that will match the quality and finish of this watch IMHO.