For a while I have been thinking I should get away from dive watches. Not permanently, as I still like a good, chunky diver, but something to broaden my horizons a bit (OK, I have a Doxa Deco, but I needed more). Maybe a year ago I stumbled onto Stowa watches by accident, checking out a Prodiver. I liked it well enough but found I was more captivated by Stowa's flieger and deck watches.
So I have continued to wear my dive watches but started watching this forum, checking out photos, reviews, and comments, and generally soaking up the Stowa vibe. (Truthfully, I was also watching for someone to complain about something, because that's how you get to know the weaknesses of a watch line/manufacturer.)
You know what? I haven't seen anyone with anything bad to say about Stowas, other than some stray comments about aesthetics ("I'd rather have this color dial, or that kind of second hand, or a different sized case"). The enthusiasm in this forum is pretty incredible.
You know what else? I ordered a MO and Airman Auto no-logo today from Viveca. I've never seen either one "in the flesh" but I'm looking forward to this. Pictures to come in mid-late March!