First post here, please be kind. I'm not normally a watch guy, I am however a marine chronometer collector and have a passion for detached detent chronometers. Rather than relying on my iPhone to give me the time, I've been looking to add a watch that I can use everyday which would remind me of my collection. Of course, after a bit of research there is really only one watch that would satisfy my needs, that of course is the MO by Stowa.
I have ordered the MO with the Durowe movement just a couple of days ago. There are a few reason that I chose this model over the base model and other "marine" models from other makers:
Now, for a few questions about the Durowe movement and MO in general. I tried to search, but the information about the movement was old and not updated in the past few months:
- it has the silver dial and second hand at the 6 position, which is reminiscent of marine chronometers
- it has the classic look of the marine chronometer - i.e. clean and readable
- it has the hand wind movement - the wearer should always be in tune with his watch, it is somewhat of a zen moment to wind
- from all that I've read, Stowa is the way to go with respect to customer service and having a passion all their own, which seems to be in line with mine. I also appreciate that Jorg is so reachable
I look forward to receiving my Marine Original and becoming part of this forum in the future.
- Have any of these movements been delivered as of yet?
- Any idea as to the number of movements that are planned?
- Are there a lot of orders that are in front of mine?
- Are there any options for customizing the movement (at least for movement decoration or engraving). I see the engraving section on the website, but this is for rotors on the automatic movements.
- Do the movements get serialized?
- Is it difficult to scratch the crystal (I'm hard on things)
All the Best,