I have made a decsion to order a Stowa Antea as a dress watch. I was recently debating about it or a Nomos Tangemat, but in the end, I have decided that since I wear my casual watch 80% of the time and I am hard on watches, I am worried I would destroy an expensive piece. I think that the Stowa Antea represents a great alternative for me. I am going order a white faced, blue hand model with a black strap.
I have some questions for you more experienced Stowa wearers.
Size: I have about a 7" (18 cm) wrist and typically wear a large dive watch with a 44 mm face. I understand that the Antea's face wears larger. I am thinking that I should order the 390, but some say a dress watch should be smaller (e.g. like the 365). Any opinions welcome
Leatherstrap Style: The Antea comes standard with a black leather strap and deployment buckle. I wear deployments on my brcelet watches, but have never tried to operate it on a leather strap. How easy is it to operate and comfortable to wear vs. oe of their Napa Leather straps with a buckle? Which do you think is a better look for a "dress watch"?
Movement Option: I am interested in the visual differences between the regular 2824-2 and the COSC as seen through the display back. It is my understanding that they look somewhat different and the COSC are available with less lead time. Is this true?
Lastly, I have an Orbita watchwinder, what settings do 2824-2s like? Is both directions 650 turns per day OK, my Ball likes that and it has a 2836-2?
Thank you very much!