My new MO and Airman Auto (PIC-INTENSIVE)

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    Picture My new MO and Airman Auto (PIC-INTENSIVE)

    Okay, I'm feeling the Stowa love!

    On Friday I took delivery of a Marine Original and an Airman Auto no-logo. In the excitement of the moment, I posted a couple of quick 'n dirty shots, but I promised a few follow-up pictures once I had time to sit down with them. Before I get to the photos, I will say I love them both. Neither one is going to get flipped. I may be favoring the MO at this point because I love looking at that big handwound Unitas movement, but the Airman is stellar in its own right. Both have been getting a lot of wrist time.

    I will also say that the Airman is a little trickier to photograph due to the lack of AR coating. It seems to reflect a lot more on the camera than my eyes pick up.

    Having said that....on to the pictures! I love these watches!


    Marine Original:
















    And the Airman..................
















    Thanks for looking!
    Last edited by rfjacques; April 6th, 2009 at 04:57. Reason: Just tidying up...
    // Rob




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    Re: My new MO and Airman Auto (PIC-INTENSIVE)

    Very nice pics, thanks for sharing.
    I hope to be sharing in your enthusiasm tomorrow, my watches have left Memphis.
    autos: Hamilton navy pioneer(sold), stowa partitio, precista prs-22, stowa airman(sold), stowa antea 365, marathon sar(sold), vostok amphibian(sold), black mako(sold), seiko 5 military, sinn 556a

    quartz: maurice lacroix, swiss army field, wenger swiss military 2912x, marathon tsar, 2 mudmen, gulfman, breitling colt

    hand wind: 1963 seagull chrono(sold), stowa partitio, helbros

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    Re: My new MO and Airman Auto (PIC-INTENSIVE)

    Congrats on the two new beauties!

    Nice sharp images too.

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    Re: My new MO and Airman Auto (PIC-INTENSIVE)

    Both are stunning.
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    Re: My new MO and Airman Auto (PIC-INTENSIVE)

    Wow! Stunning.

    Enjoy those beauties.

    Grtz, Roel

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    Re: My new MO and Airman Auto (PIC-INTENSIVE)

    Very nice, indeed. I am on the verge of ordering an MO but am slightly concerned with its size. The pic with the MO on your wrist looks like a good fit. Can you pls share your wrist size? Mine is around 6.8". Thanks a bunch!

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    Re: My new MO and Airman Auto (PIC-INTENSIVE)

    My wrist is 7 1/8". In my experience, wrist shape is just as important as circumference. I have had fit issues with some large watches that fit other people's 7 1/8" wrists just fine. My wrist tends to be rounder (narrow, width-wise) vs. flatter (wider). IMHO, the slightly curved lugs of the MO allow it to fit the contours of my wrist very well, and I think it would likely fit some guys with smaller wrists also.

    Thanks to all for your compliments, by the way.
    // Rob




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    Re: My new MO and Airman Auto (PIC-INTENSIVE)

    I have to add a couple more. This is the Marine Original, now on a navy blue Hirsch Duke strap. Saturday with jeans, now Tuesday with a suit -- this is a very versatile watch!










    Again, thanks for looking! I'll post a few more of the Airman soon.
    // Rob




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    Re: My new MO and Airman Auto (PIC-INTENSIVE)

    As promised, a couple more shots of the Airman. I finally managed to catch the blued hands (and a frayed spot on my cuff) on the last one:






    // Rob




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    Were either of your watches COSC certified?

    Just wondering if either one was the COSC version, because the movements are both (to my inexperienced eye) incabloc- the "top" and "chronometer" versions of the movement have this.

    By the way, the MO movement is a work of art. Almost enough to turn me over from an "automatic" guy to a "manual wind" guy.

    Thanks!
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