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    Stowa 40mm flieger on 6.25in wrist?


    So I have a 6.25in wrist and these are my biggest watches, L2L 47.5mm. I am very comfortable with the Hamilton being 40mm and doesn't seem out of place on my hand IMO. Would the stowa wear bigger on me? Would that 1mm extra L2L make it a deal breaker? 48.6mm in my eyes isn't much but I'm scared to pull the trigger.
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    Re: Stowa 40mm flieger on 6.25in wrist?

    A flieger is not a dress watch and was historically quite large--for those reasons I think it's ok for one to look large-ish on you (it will). I think it will work, albeit on the outer limits of L2L.

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    Re: Stowa 40mm flieger on 6.25in wrist?

    I have the same size wrist and Flieger A wore comfortable. No photos on this pc., maybe when I am home.
    Baumuster B dial is more cluttered so wears smaller.
    I also had Marine 40 mm and it looked like a dinner plate on my wrist because its just a large white dial.

    I would get Flieger A and Marine in 36mm and Baumuster B 40mm if I got them again.
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    Re: Stowa 40mm flieger on 6.25in wrist?

    Reddit user Ethendel posted some pictures of his Stowa Flieger 36mm on his 6.25 inch wrist at:
    w w w . r e d d i t . c o m/r/Watches/comments/9p0hdy/stowa_new_stowa_flieger_just_came_in/

    This could be a useful point of reference if you are hesitating between the two sizes.

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    Re: Stowa 40mm flieger on 6.25in wrist?

    Stowa's 36's wear well on a small wrist but tend to look a bit bigger than they are because they have relatively thin bezels - and consequently the watch-face to watch-width ratio is larger than average (in favour of the former). So the lug-to-lug height works well but the wearer and observers alike will see something that looks more like a 38/39.

    Indeed, I have a Victorinox 38mm sport watch (the Base Camp chronograph in silver) with big crown guards and a large and prominent crown which only just fits my small wrist, but because it has quite a small face relative to its case width it actually looks a little bit smaller when compared to a Stowa 36.

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    Re: Stowa 40mm flieger on 6.25in wrist?

    its nothing to worry about. It's ok to have a big one in your collection

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    Re: Stowa 40mm flieger on 6.25in wrist?

    Thanks for all the replies. I have made the decision and purchased the 40mm flieger a few days ago with manual winding. I spoke to the support team and it seems that even though its an elaborate grade movement stowa adjusts the watch to 5 positions like a top grade movement. Which i find very exciting and cant wait to receive the watch as its going to be my very first handwinder.

    A question to the handwinding experts. How long should i let the watch run before i handwind it up again? should i let it run for the full power reserve or i can wind it after 24hrs?

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    Re: Stowa 40mm flieger on 6.25in wrist?

    A constant tension of the spring ensures best accuracy, so wind it up every morning/routinely.
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    Re: Stowa 40mm flieger on 6.25in wrist?

    I found the 40mm Flieger too big for my 6.25" wrist due to the lug-to-lug length. If I were to buy now I'd go for the 36mm version, but my tastes have shifted towards 34-38mm watches in general.
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    Re: Stowa 40mm flieger on 6.25in wrist?

    Now I'm worried if I made the right choice with the size lol hope I do think get buyers remorse

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