I mostly hang out over on the Omega board and have been lusting after a Speedmaster Professional (3573.50 sapphire sandwich) for the past several months.
As I have started exploring the world of watches, I have found myself drawn to the clean, timeless designs involving large, highly-readable Arabic numerals. I've found myself reading about and looking at pictures of Sinn, Panerai, and several of the brands that offer the pilots'/Flieger watches.
Specifically, I am falling in love with the Stowa Airman series. I prefer the watches without the logo and with the display back. My favorite would have to be the Airman Original -- stunning watch at a reasonable price.
EDIT: I just started checking out the Marine Original with the Roman numerals, too! That and a AO would be a stunning set to complement one another.
The more I read about these watches, the more I like them. I think I will probably start spending some time on this board, and I just wanted to say "hello." Hopefully before long, I will learn the Stowa language and further appreciate the brand.
My main question for now is where most people buy these watches? Are they only available through Stowa's website and in the Sales Corners of various watch websites?
If you have any helpful links or "classic" threads that a newbie should read, please let me know.