This is my first post. I've been reading through this forum for quite some time now; it has been an invaluable resource for me, and I've been very appreciative of everyone's thoughtful posts.
I recently picked up a c. 1937 Stowa rectangular watch on the cheap which I believe is, at least partially, authentic. Although in poor cosmetic condition, it looks nearly identical to a stock photo from a 2013 forum post about vintage Stowa rectangular watches. I've attached comparison photos. The primary difference between the watches is in the case lugs, which are rounded compared to the stock photo. I believe the case was overpolished at some point in time, and the original sharp/angular edges became blunted in the process.
I'm curious what everyone thinks of the watch. Do you think the two watches are the same? If so, can anyone provide more information on it? Is the watch collectible, or is the condition simply too shabby? I plan to wear it in its current condition (I'm not afraid of even heavy patina) and have no desire to restore it. I really enjoy the original Bauhaus/Werkbund dials (designed by Weber & Baral?) which feature the font that Nomos later appropriated (I also have a Solida and a Nomeca with nearly identical dials). If authentic, this watch has some really cool history and I'll be proud to wear it. Any thoughts would be appreciated!