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    Re: How long does US Customs get to play with my new watch?

    A beauty! I have the 40 mm Classic; I think the 36 mm size would be a better fit as there is a lot of dial space ...
    Enjoy and post pics when you get the gator.
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    Re: How long does US Customs get to play with my new watch?

    Finally! She’s a beauty! Congrats to you and props to Sarah @ Stowa for the wonderful customer service.
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    Re: How long does US Customs get to play with my new watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by DowningB View Post
    Day 45 and we have a winner!

    I'm very, very pleased. And again, I can't thank Sarah at Stowa enough for all the work she put into dealing with US Customs and Fish & Wildlife.

    The crocodile strap was mailed separately and should be here in a couple of days, fingers crossed. The stock leather strap is of better quality than I expected (I'm looking at you, Longines), but I still think this piece deserves a crocodile strap to make it a true dress watch.

    I opted for the manual wind ETA 2804-2, making the movement entertaining to watch as it's being wound. It winds like a warm knife through butter, especially compared to some of my American vintage pocket watches.

    The white dial is so highly polished that it really does appear to be enamel, and the blued steel hands are sweet. This watch is well designed and makes telling the time at a glance a breeze, although why you would want to just glance at it I don't know, lol.

    Still a bit of a mystery to me why it doesn't say "Made in Germany" at the customary bottom of the dial, but the absence does make for a really clean dial as others have noted.
    Amazing! Congrats and looks great on your wrist. Wear it in good health and can't wait to see the croc strap come in and your watch being fully complete.
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    Re: How long does US Customs get to play with my new watch?

    Thanks everyone.

    I forgot to thank all those here for their kind words of advice and support. Again, much appreciated.

    I don't know German so I ran the statement on the inside of the outer box from Mr. Schauer through Google translation, which came up with this:

    Thank you for choosing a Stowa watch.

    I guarantee your best quality, outstanding design and perfect service.

    Jorg Schauer
    Stowa Designer and General Manager (CEO)


    That outer box was a nice touch as well as the metal carrying case.

    Now that I've been able to examine my Stowa in person, I can attest that Stowa really does provide a lot of value by cutting out the distributor/AD chain. This is a better watch than some for which I have paid nearly twice the price. I hope this business model works well for Stowa because it's certainly working well for the consumer.

    And having sold my only German watch recently, it's cool to have another one back in my modest collection.
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    Re: How long does US Customs get to play with my new watch?

    Beautiful watch and glad to see it finally made it to your door!

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

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    Re: How long does US Customs get to play with my new watch?

    That is truly a beautiful watch. Looks like it was well worth the wait.

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    Hooray! Wear it with good health!

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    Re: How long does US Customs get to play with my new watch?

    So happy you have the watch on the wrist now!

    But, what's the news on the crocodile strap? :D

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    Re: How long does US Customs get to play with my new watch?

    [QUOTE=DowningB;50831077]Day 45 and we have a winner!


    The crocodile strap was mailed separately and should be here in a couple of days, fingers crossed.



    Please let us know when you receive the croco strap. I’d like to know how long will it take to send to the States. Thanks
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    Re: How long does US Customs get to play with my new watch?

    Glad to see this battle is nearing completion. Be sure to try this watch on a blue perlon in summer!

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