I came across Stowa on the internet last year, I decided in April this year that I will pull the trigger on one. Got your opinions and ordered beginning of May.
I don't know how to emphasize that none of the endless pictures I've seen on the web do this watch justice, but it's true. I had very high expectations from the pictures, praise on the forum, and the price (I'm still an undergrad student) and when I opened the case in excitement and nervousness, my face had a smile, the smile where all of my expectations were met and surpassed.
I don't know how to describe the watch other than: beautiful, cool, sophisticated, awesome. It just suits me perfectly.
Pictures will come later.
I ordered the Polished version, with a dark brown croco strap, however since the strap had to be shipped separately, Stowa provided a free leather strap for immediate wear! Both straps looks good and give the watch a dressier (croc) or casual/business (leather) look.
Stowa's customer service is also the best I've seen from a company and have made buying a watch an experience.
The price and three months...so worth it, Thanks Stowa!
P.S. Anyone know how the Serial Number system works? I'm number 1959, but I've seen a 2065 I think on the forum?