Someone Please Explain The Different Fleiger Airman Versions!!

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    Question Someone Please Explain The Different Fleiger Airman Versions!!

    Hey everyone,

    I'm sure I'm not the only one who is a bit confused as there have been several different Airman models (one ETA version, Unitas, etc). different thicknesses, etc.

    I see random threads explaining different versions, but it would be great to have all the information in one thread, side by side (with pics hopefully). Has the FO3 come out yet? Any differences between the first FO and FO3?

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    Re: Someone Please Explain The Different Fleiger Airman Versions!!

    The serial watch will be offered in 2 versions

    1 - Basic

    This watch will include the Unitas 6497 with Code de Geneva, blued screws and screw balance

    - massive caseback and one old style leatherstrap in brown or black

    Price: Euro 990.- (incl. German VAT)

    2 - Special

    This watch will have a sapphire crystal caseback to see the movement:

    Unitas 6497 with Code de Geneva, blued screws and screw balance and swan neg regulating system


    Price: Euro 1.190.- (incl. German VAT),

    - massive caseback available (for additional costs of Euro 99.-)

    The size of our serial watch will be 41 mm. Our Airman Original is offered with hacking function. Illuminated blue hands and dial with Superluminova C3 and sapphire crystal.


    FO 1
    Flieger Original with sapphire case back and movement
    with swanneckfineregulation
    EUR 1.190,-- / approx. 70 pcs. available

    FO 2
    Flieger Original with sapphire case-back
    without swanneckfineregulation
    EUR 1.090,-- / approx. 60 pcs. available

    FO 3
    Flieger Original with solid case back and movement
    without swanneckfineregulation
    EUR 990,- -/ approx. 70 pcs. available

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    Re: Someone Please Explain The Different Fleiger Airman Versions!!

    thanks ufc75! anyone have any pictures of the different angles of the individual models?

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    Re: Someone Please Explain The Different Fleiger Airman Versions!!

    There was related thread not long time ago with side by side and top on top pictures.

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    Re: Someone Please Explain The Different Fleiger Airman Versions!!

    Flieger = Airman = Flieger - the terms are interchangeable.

    There are/have been limited editions as well as general production versions (also known as serial editions).

    There are manual & automatic versions and you can choose between logo or non logo, date or non date.

    There are also the Ikarus variants.

    All of which have been or are available.
    Even for regular normal production models ie non limited edition "serial" watches - Stowa's production runs are not huge and new variants are often produced to keep the range "fresh".

    So the Flieger/Airman bought a few years ago won't necessarily be the same as one which is available now.

    The chances are that any modern Stowa model could be unique or one of a select few - even if not a recognised limited edition.
    Antea Black (Date - Milanaise Bracelet)
    Antea Creme COSC (No Date - Blued Hands)
    Antea KS
    Black Forest Flieger LE
    Flieger B-Uhr
    Flieger 2801 LE

    Marine 2801 HW
    Marine Original
    Chrono 1938 Black
    Seatime Blue (ProDiver Bezel)
    Seatime WUS LE
    70's Quartz,
    Vintage PUW


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    Re: Someone Please Explain The Different Fleiger Airman Versions!!

    The linked thread has a good write up of the limited editions

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...imited+flieger

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    Re: Someone Please Explain The Different Fleiger Airman Versions!!

    I believe Jorg mentioned that it is no longer to be called an Airman Original due to a trademark issue with Glycine.

    I prefer "Flieger Original" anyway.

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    Re: Someone Please Explain The Different Fleiger Airman Versions!!

    Found this picture, looks like custom request:


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    Re: Someone Please Explain The Different Fleiger Airman Versions!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Capt. Canuck View Post
    I believe Jorg mentioned that it is no longer to be called an Airman Original due to a trademark issue with Glycine.
    Ah, I was wondering about that. I was sending people to the Stowa site to check out the Airman and they mentioned that there was no such watch

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