Well I finally got it! I've been like a kid waiting for Christmas the past few days. I even e-mailed Stowa and received a speedy response which made me feel comfortable in dealing with them. I'm sorry if any of the following is repetitive but this is my first Stowa and I am very impressed and want to share my experience. If anyone is thinking about a Stowa but is unsure this might convince you. My friendly FedEx man has just handed me my new Seatime. It is number six in the limited edition of ten light blue dials. I chose the stainless bezel after much debate with my fiance who preferred the blue. I'm the one wearing it so I win .
I was a little apprehensive about the dial color when ordering because it appears different shades on different computer monitors and I was concerned about it looking like a light pastel shade of blue. Immediately upon looking at it in person I loved the shade. It's a very unique shade of blue and it goes well with the bead blasted case. The hands are matte black. When I write matte black that's it, there is not the slightest hint of sparkle or reflection of anything other than black. The black hands contrast well on the dial and makes the watch easy to read. The dial is very clean. The writing on the dial is small and very tastefull. 6/10 is etched in the side of the case and is very subtle.
The first thing I noticed when I picked the watch up was how heavy and solid it feels. It feels indestructible. The bracelet is solid as well and I love the screw pins used for sizing. Nothing could be easier and feel more secure. I carefully sized the watch with the right screwdriver and put it on. It is very comfortable and this suprised me because the watch is big in the lug to lug direction. The end links on the bracelet bend downward at a very sharp angle and it keeps the watch centered right where I like it on my wrist.
I started off by unscrewing the crown to set the time and give it a few turns to get it running. The crown screws on and off with an impossible smoothness. There is no hunting around for the threads when screwing it back in either, the crown very smoothly engages the threads. The Stowa logo on the crown looks real nice as well. I started looking through the caseback and I really enjoy watching the movement. Once I got the watch set and put it back on my wrist I played with the bezel. It gives 60 perfectly alligned and very delibrate clicks all the way around. It's not the stiffest bezel I've used but it does not seem to me that it would rotate by accident very easy or at all.
This limited edition came with a black rubber strap as well. It has a nice smell and I have resisted the urge to put it on the watch. I'm afraid of scratching my beauty. I am a little concerned about cutting it on my own as well. I consider myself a bracelet man but that strap looks like it could be a comfortable change of pace.
I can't really comment on the lume yet since it is daylight but when I went outside and came back in the watch was glowing already in the ambient indoor light.
Well if you are like me then you hate posts like these without pictures. I hope you enjoy them almost as much as I love this watch.