and my first mechanical watch ... this might be a silly question, but what is the correct way to power it up? twist the crown towards me a half rotation, then forward a half rotation, and repeat this 30 times? I'm a little confused by the correct approach. Apart from not changing the date when the hour hand is too close to 12, is there anything I should avoid doing in terms of the crown etc?
The watch arrived today, after I avidly followed the tracking details, having harangued Fedex to sort out the customs issues! Having read many reviews / seen lots of photos, I largely knew what to expect, regardless, I'm highly impressed by the quality of the build and the beauty of it. The blue steel hands look very classy, and I do like the polished look - although I'm sure the matte looks great too.
Relative to many of the other fine watches available, I chose one that is very affordable, and I'm very pleased with the quality. Before purchasing, I was concerned about the size of the watch (for ref, my wrist is about 6.5 inches circumference), but I really like the size - face covers the wrist, but doesn't feel ridiculously big.
A few photos are below - not the best quality, but I took them rather quickly.
BTW, does anyone have a rough estimate of how many watches Stowa produces a year?