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    New Convert. Prodiver...

    Been lurking on here a while now, and sometime last year I ordered an FO. Fortunately, I'm on queue for an FO2... Having never handled or seen a Stowa in person before, I've been a bit unsure. I mean everyone on this forum loves Stowa, but still, it's a Stowa forum afterall, and I really don't know any of you. Because of the long wait for the watch, I'd been considering others, the Planet Ocean, a limited edition Speedy Moon, IWC, PAM, etc. I already own an IWC Fleiger and a Moon watch, so my expectations for the Stowa are pretty high.

    Well, the other day I ran across a good deal on a pre-owned Prodiver, so I uh, took the plunge. Got it today. I have to say, everyone on here is right. It's one hell of a watch. Very solid, substantial, well-made watch. Worth it for sure at full price, really a great deal for what I paid. I'm very, very happy with it. I recommend it highly.

    One question; can I change the date anytime, or is it like my IWC where you can't move the date between 10-2? I guess i'm assuming this has a quickset date?

    Thanks. And thank you Stowa. Beautiful watch. Can't wait for my second one!!

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    Re: New Convert. Prodiver...

    Prodiver uses ETA 2824-2 movement which does have a quickset date feature.
    My understanding of when and why you shouldn't use this function is that most date mechanisms engage special gear train to change the date gradually around midnight. If you force the date wheel during that process, you can damage the gear. 10-2 or 9-3 are just rules of thumb that watch manuals usually cite.

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    Re: New Convert. Prodiver...

    Welcome to Stowa. Now you understand.
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    Re: New Convert. Prodiver...

    Quote Originally Posted by roseskunk View Post
    Been lurking on here a while now, and sometime last year I ordered an FO. Fortunately, I'm on queue for an FO2... Having never handled or seen a Stowa in person before, I've been a bit unsure. I mean everyone on this forum loves Stowa, but still, it's a Stowa forum afterall, and I really don't know any of you. Because of the long wait for the watch, I'd been considering others, the Planet Ocean, a limited edition Speedy Moon, IWC, PAM, etc. I already own an IWC Fleiger and a Moon watch, so my expectations for the Stowa are pretty high.

    Well, the other day I ran across a good deal on a pre-owned Prodiver, so I uh, took the plunge. Got it today. I have to say, everyone on here is right. It's one hell of a watch. Very solid, substantial, well-made watch. Worth it for sure at full price, really a great deal for what I paid. I'm very, very happy with it. I recommend it highly.

    One question; can I change the date anytime, or is it like my IWC where you can't move the date between 10-2? I guess i'm assuming this has a quickset date?

    Thanks. And thank you Stowa. Beautiful watch. Can't wait for my second one!!
    Prodiver is great, I recently acquired one myself. It's had a LOT of wrist time. Very versatile.

    Let's see some pics of yours!

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    Thanks guys! I'll get some pics up (after-all, i am a photographer..) but school starts in a few days, i've got grants to write and 60 new photo students... yikes!

    I haven't taken the watch off yet. It'll definitely be in the rotation now. I love the "toolness" of it.

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    Re: New Convert. Prodiver...

    Congrats!

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    Re: New Convert. Prodiver...

    Congrats on the pickup. You now know why a Stowa never lasts long on the sales fora. Quality/Price is arguably the best in the industry. Wear you new to you watch in good health.

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    Re: New Convert. Prodiver...

    Yeah, it's really nice. I did notice today that two of the small screws holding the bracelet together were loose and pretty far out of the hole. As soon as I got home, I tightened them and all's well. but it's got me wondering, should I put a small amount of loc-tite on them? Will they come loose from wear? Thanks!

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    Re: New Convert. Prodiver...

    Quote Originally Posted by roseskunk View Post
    Yeah, it's really nice. I did notice today that two of the small screws holding the bracelet together were loose and pretty far out of the hole. As soon as I got home, I tightened them and all's well. but it's got me wondering, should I put a small amount of loc-tite on them? Will they come loose from wear? Thanks!
    I'd advise against using loctite. If for whatever reason the screw has to be removed it could strip and ruin the bracelet. Just keep an eye on it from time to time.

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    Re: New Convert. Prodiver...

    No Stephen,

    I can't agree, the same issue came up with my Seatime twice.
    Now I've used a little bit of Loctite (medium) and the screws won't loosen again.
    .....and if I want to unscrew, I use a hair dryer to get the Loctite liquid again.


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