I've been lurking around the forums for a little while looking for ideas for a 40th birthday watch for myself. I posted an entry on the Public Forum a while ago looking for ideas & was pointed in the direction of Stowa (thanks to Mike Stuffler!).
They do seem like fine watches - I think I will eventually purchase an Airman Auto (not sure which one yet) as I like the style, but for now I'm looking for that 'special' watch to mark my 40th (although I'm sure all Stowas are pretty special).
The Marine Original is very impressive, especially from the rear, but as my wrist is a bit thin (around 17cm, which I think is 6.7", but quite flat) I feel it may look a bit too massive? The Anteas also look pretty nice, and may be better in size, but that MO seems to have a bit more, plus I would like it to be suitable to wear to my brothers wedding next year, so it needs to be slightly dressy. I originally wanted an auto, but am not too bothered now if it's a manual or an auto.
Can anyone help me to come to a decision?! For information I also looked at an IWC Spitfire Mark XVI, with the silver dial, at a dealer and that was super, but I don't think I could justify that kind of price (around £2400 - I live in the UK).
Apologies for the essay & thankyou in advance to anyone that replies.