Hmmm...A New Stowa?

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    Hmmm...A New Stowa?

    So, I am in the market for a new watch :) So that is always a good time. I have recently been smitten (or should I say bitten) by the Stowa bug. I just now do not know what some people's experiences are with these versions?

    And also, I am curious if there are any other companies that I might not be aware of that have a similar design? I just want to be sure to cover all of my bases.

    Well, here is what I do have in mind:

    Stowa Marine Original



    Stowa Marine Original Roman





    But...then I see the BLACK versions...oh...what to do?



    Stowa Marine Original Black



    Stowa Marine Original Roman Black


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    Re: Hmmm...A New Stowa?

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I can't see how anyone could go wrong with the first one you list: the white MO.

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    Stowa Marine Original Black is an eye catcher, and looks very classy! more so than the white dial, in my opinion! Either way you can't go wrong!

    “If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.” - Albert Einstein

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    Re: Hmmm...A New Stowa?

    Quote Originally Posted by browning73 View Post
    And also, I am curious if there are any other companies that I might not be aware of that have a similar design?
    many dornblueth models are based off this marine/deck watch design.
    but they cost multiples more.

    i love this 4.0 model but it was a limited release
    http://www.dornbluethblog.com/Watches/04.0.html

    of the current stowa M offerings, i would say get white & roman polished or black & arabic on matte case

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    Re: Hmmm...A New Stowa?

    Of the ones on your list, I have the white MO Arabic (polished finish). It is very versatile and is one of my most-often worn watches. You can dress it up or down and it looks great with everything.

    Here are 2 examples with a suit and with jeans:




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    Re: Hmmm...A New Stowa?

    The blue hands of the white-dial versions are brilliant; they will make you happy.

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    Re: Hmmm...A New Stowa?

    Quote Originally Posted by picanhapilot View Post
    many dornblueth models are based off this marine/deck watch design.
    but they cost multiples more.

    i love this 4.0 model but it was a limited release
    http://www.dornbluethblog.com/Watches/04.0.html

    of the current stowa M offerings, i would say get white & roman polished or black & arabic on matte case
    I'd love to see a dornblueth in person - the dial is supposed to be silver but it's really hard to see how that works in the photos on their website. The black dial Dornblueths also have lume (unlike the Stowa black MO)

    Definitely a much more expensive watch...

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    Re: Hmmm...A New Stowa?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bythenumbers View Post
    The blue hands of the white-dial versions are brilliant; they will make you happy.
    the blued hands are rarely visibly blue. only when you get a direct light reflection on it. otherwise it is a dark blue/black as seen in above photos

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    Re: Hmmm...A New Stowa?

    I have exactly the same watch and wear it nearly every day. From jeans and a casual shirt to a suit & tie, the MO just looks good.

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    Re: Hmmm...A New Stowa?

    Hard to go wrong with any of the Stowa models you found.

    For similar marine chronometer/deck watch aesthetics, see:

    Dornblüth 99.0 and 99.1
    Ulysse Nardin 1846 marine chronometer
    IWC Portuguese (lots of models, the F.A. Jones might be the "purest" design)
    A. Lange & Söhne 1815 and Saxonia

    Out of production, but worth a google:
    Dornblüth 04.0
    Union Glashütte Julius Bergter small-seconds

    All these are more expensive than the Stowa models, some by many multiples. The right "value-for-money" point is up to you....

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