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    Handwind Flieger with central seconds?

    I currently have a Flieger with date, and I'm getting a bit sick of the date feature because I rotate watches frequently and I have to set the date each time. I really like the Stowa Flieger but I'd like to swap it for something with no date. The easy option would be to just go for the same model with no date (Flieger Klassik 40). I'm also fine with the B-type. I would prefer handwind, although I want something with the central seconds, which it doesn't seem like Stowa offers right now.

    I know about the "Flieger Original" handwind 41 mm, which would be perfect, but isn't offered now and is expensive on the second-hand market. Are there any other options for a handwind flieger with central seconds?

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    Re: Handwind Flieger with central seconds?

    I have the same exact gripe. Have the Stowa A Dial with logo and date and it is such a pain to reset the watch every time (set to 6, change date to day before, advance hands until date flips to same day, then hack at full minute and then set accurate time). I also have the B-Dial which is so much easier to set...if it could do it over again, I would buy the version without date.

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    Re: Handwind Flieger with central seconds?

    You may be able to order one with a handwound movement, but you must e-mail them to get it started. I recently got a handwound flieger klassik sport, and this is the process I followed. They gave me the option for date/no date as well. Well worth it.

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    Re: Handwind Flieger with central seconds?

    I had thought that you could email Stowa to order a Flieger Klassik with the SW215 handwound movement. I don't know if that's still available or not.

    Additionally, starting tomorrow in the online shop they will have a limited run of ETA 2801-2 movements with a stars and stripes finish available. You can see a picture in robi1138's post about the NYC Worn and Wound event.

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    Re: Handwind Flieger with central seconds?

    The situation changes from time to time for the availability of the handwind flieger klassic 40.
    I guess Stowa has a waiting list of people that are interested. The best way to know is to ask them directly.

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    Re: Handwind Flieger with central seconds?

    Laco offers a 6497 hand winding central seconds flieger but only in 55mm and it is over $2500 without VAT.

    Tourby has offered them at 42mm in the past and is rumored to have another coming soon.

    Timefactors will have one soon. I think it is 44mm (it might be 42 though). It would be available now had there not been a spelling error on the case back that needed correction.

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    Re: Handwind Flieger with central seconds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fikk View Post
    The situation changes from time to time for the availability of the handwind flieger klassic 40.
    I guess Stowa has a waiting list of people that are interested. The best way to know is to ask them directly.
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    Steinhart Nav b-uhr hand wind with Unitas 6497-1 movement is very nice.

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    Re: Handwind Flieger with central seconds?

    Quote Originally Posted by DevK View Post
    Steinhart Nav b-uhr hand wind with Unitas 6497-1 movement is very nice.
    But it does not have a central second hand, as requested.

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    Handwind Flieger with central seconds?

    Here is an interesting one: Guinand new series 31. 42mm, Modified unitas with central seconds and a second stop at 60/0 for easy time setting! Tempting isn t it!



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