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    Stowa or Damasko?

    For $1000, would you rather have a Stowa or a Damasko in similar make and model?

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    Re: Stowa or Damasko?

    I can't see any of their models to be similar to one of the second brand.
    But DAMASKO and STOWA are both worth the money, IMHO,


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    Re: Stowa or Damasko?

    Both are excellent choice but since they are completely different comparing them will be difficult (like apple and orange)

    For comparison let's take the Stowa Flieger and Damaso DA36 for example (Please keep in mind that both watches are completely different, but to give you some idea):

    Stowa Flieger:
    • Classic pilot watch that has a rich heritage. It has the vintage flavour.
    • A more "dressier" watch
    • Brushed finished case which is very high quality.
    • Uses ETA 2824-2 which is a common movement. Robust and reliable.
    • Thinner and more lightweight. (40mm case diameter and 10.20mm thick)
    • Real blue steel hands with a luminous central second hand.
    Damasko DA36:
    • A more contemporary pilot watch.
    • A tool watch
    • Ice-hardened case which is 4 times harder than a stainless steel case
    • Uses ETA 2836-2 which is also a common movement and as well very robust.
    • Thicker and heavier (40mm case diameter and 12mm thick)
    • Luminous hands. Central second hand not luminous but in very cool bright yellow.
    The C3 luminous paint used in the Stowa Flieger is brighter than the C1 paint in the DA36. So in terms of lum department the Stowa wins (from my personal experience). But both watches are great value-for money and you will not go wrong with either one.
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    Re: Stowa or Damasko?

    Quote Originally Posted by senna89wc12 View Post
    Both are excellent choice but since they are completely different comparing them will be difficult (like apple and orange)

    For comparison let's take the Stowa Flieger and Damaso DA36 for example (Please keep in mind that both watches are completely different, but to give you some idea):

    Stowa Flieger:
    • Classic pilot watch that has a rich heritage. It has the vintage flavour.
    • A more "dressier" watch
    • Brushed finished case which is very high quality.
    • Uses ETA 2824-2 which is a common movement. Robust and reliable.
    • Thinner and more lightweight. (40mm case diameter and 10.20mm thick)
    • Real blue steel hands with a luminous central second hand.
    Damasko DA36:
    • A more contemporary pilot watch.
    • A tool watch
    • Ice-hardened case which is 4 times harder than a stainless steel case
    • Uses ETA 2836-2 which is also a common movement and as well very robust.
    • Thicker and heavier (40mm case diameter and 12mm thick)
    • Luminous hands. Central second hand not luminous but in very cool bright yellow.
    The C3 luminous paint used in the Stowa Flieger is brighter than the C1 paint in the DA36. So in terms of lum department the Stowa wins (from my personal experience). But both watches are great value-for money and you will not go wrong with either one.
    Excellent summary !
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    Re: Stowa or Damasko?

    As a daily wearer, I'd have the Damasko. The only thing I need to think about is strap changes. It's very tough indeed.

    The Stowa is the dressier of the two, I guess it depends on the intended use.

    Both great watchmakers, you can't lose with either one.

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    Re: Stowa or Damasko?

    You can't go wrong with either make



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    Re: Stowa or Damasko?

    I agree that it's an apples-to-oranges comparison, other than both originate in Germany. Maybe ask in the German (or Public) Forum for a little less bias? I will say that the Damasko case technology is a wonderful thing.
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    Re: Stowa or Damasko?

    I love my stowa flieger, but Damasko's are beautiful in their simplicity...this is my next watch
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    Re: Stowa or Damasko?

    I first purchased the stowa flieger no logo and then shortly after purchased the damasko DA36. Both are excellent watches, very well made, and get equal wrist time. I have no complaints with either watch. So my suggestion is to purchase both!

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    Re: Stowa or Damasko?

    I've got both and enjoy both. I have to tell you that I like the 22 mm lugs on my MO--the straps have more of a presence on the wrist than my DA36's 20mm. But both are great pieces. I'm holding out for a FO as my next timepiece. Maybe Jorg can set up a spot for the special work those require in that new building....

    So in summary:get both!

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