Hey all, so after a few years of saving up my credit card's cash back I have saved enough to fund a new watch purchase. I've known for a while that I want my next watch to be German made and after debating between Archimede, Sinn and Stowa I've settled on Stowa. My main stipulations are for it to be hand wound, white dialed and smaller than 38mm. I have narrowed it down to the Stowa Partitio white dial and the new Stowa Marine 36. I'm having the hardest time deciding between the two, I feel like they are equally matched and I would love some input to help me decide which direction to move in.
Appeals of the Partitio over the Marine 36
- Lovely lumed hands and numbers
- Domed sapphire
- More versatile/sporty (subjective)
Appeals of the Marine 36 over the Partitio
- Heat blued hands
- Glossy enameled dial
- Smaller case size and lug to lug
- Slightly cheaper
Their different features appeal to me equally and so the 2 are somewhat deadlocked to me. In a perfect world I would have both but since I can only afford 1 right now this has become a very difficult decision. Any input here would be greatly appreciated, TIA!