The Exima has always been mine grail and I was lucky to find an ETA powered model about 10 years ago, after a couple of years of searching. Since then, it has always been the favourite watch in my collection. But I've always been on the look out for one of the limited editions - either the Omega 286 or PUW 560 versions; I've had searches set up on eBay and Chrono24 for 6 or 7 years. Patience finally paid off a couple of months ago when a PUW 560 model appeared on German eBay.
Bradjhomes has done a nice review of the standard Exima here (https://forums.watchuseek.com/f67/sto...a-1184746.html) so I'll just focus on the differences between the two.
The main differences are:
Faceted markers instead of flat
Silver dial instead of cream
A flat caseback meaning a slighly slimmer case
Limited to 100 pieces
Obviously the movement is different too. The watch comes with a small leaflet giving some information about the PUW 560 and watch in German. Roughly translated main points are:
Until the end of the 70s, Pforzheim was an important area for watch production.
The Pforzheimer Uhrenwerke (PUW) made movements, dials, hands and leather straps.
The PUW 560 was produced between 1970 and 1977 and not only was the last movement they made, but also the best to come out of Pforzheim.
Manufactum purchased 100 PUW 560s and gave them to Stowa to be rhodium-plated and hand polished.
The dial of the watch is 925 silver.
The leaflet continues state that the watch has been regulated to 0-20 seconds/day and offers the purchaser free regulation if it doesn't meet this standard. It finishes by wishing the owner lots of joy in owning a very special watch.
And now the photos:
And some side-by-side shots:
The obligatory wristshots: