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    Hand-wound Marine Classic 36 Thickness?

    So, the Urban Gentry YouTube channel recently posted a review of the 36mm Marine Classic, with the hand-wound movement (2804-2). In it the presenter measures the thickness of the watch as "A little under 11mm". ( I can't link to it - insufficient posts - but it's about 14 minutes into the video ). I don't think this was user error with the calipers, though it is measuring to the top of the dome of the crystal.

    However, I'd previously contacted Stowa to ask if the handwound Marine Classics were any thinner. I think I'd heard about the Flieger being thinner with a hand-wound movement, so I thought I'd ask. I had the following response:

    "Kindly note the thickness of the Marine Klassik with the ETA 2804-2 is 9,2 mm. The thickness of the watch with hand winding movement is one mm flatter then the watch with automatic movement."

    Therefore, I'm confused. Is this measurement error in the review? A watch with an incorrect case? Does anyone with one have any ideas on why this discrepancy?

    I mean, 1mm difference in depth isn't a deal-breaker, but the thinner case would be a nice bonus.

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    re: Hand-wound Marine Classic 36 Thickness?

    It‘s 10,20mm with 2824-2 and 9,20mm wirh 2804-2. I do not follow UG, so no comment on his review.
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    re: Hand-wound Marine Classic 36 Thickness?

    I noticed the discrepancy as well in the Urban Gentry review. Even more curious that the reviewer mentioned how much space was available between the crystal and the movement. I wonder if Stowa simplified their manufacturing and are now using the same display back for all the movements. Hope not, I really wanted the thickness to be under 10mm.

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    re: Hand-wound Marine Classic 36 Thickness?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrBradly View Post
    .... I wonder if Stowa simplified their manufacturing and are now using the same display back for all the movements. Hope not, I really wanted the thickness to be under 10mm.
    That wouldn‘t correspond with Stowa‘s answer OP got, would it ?
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    re: Hand-wound Marine Classic 36 Thickness?

    “A little under 11mm” means the reviewer should invest in callipers... With digital display if he has trouble to read plain ones.

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    re: Hand-wound Marine Classic 36 Thickness?

    I think UG's measurement is correct. Note that the 36mm has a screw down case back as opposed to the 40mm's screwed caseback.

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    re: Hand-wound Marine Classic 36 Thickness?

    Quote Originally Posted by taurnilf View Post
    I think UG's measurement is correct. Note that the 36mm has a screw down case back as opposed to the 40mm's screwed caseback.
    And Stowa customer service is wrong ? That‘s hard to believe.
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    re: Hand-wound Marine Classic 36 Thickness?

    You can watch the review if you want. He used the same calipers to measure the diameter, lug to lug and lug widths. I'm not saying customer service is wrong, they will just tell us what's in their website. Perhaps Stowa can check their measurements again?

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    re: Hand-wound Marine Classic 36 Thickness?

    As far as I can see Stowa does not mention the 9,2mm for the hw version of the Classic Marine 36 on their web site ?
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    Re: Hand-wound Marine Classic 36 Thickness?

    Not for the 36mm Marine, but they did so for the 36mm Flieger. Are they not the same case?

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