I've been thinking about getting another pilot style watch for some time and recently bought Stowa Flieger 6498, I'm almost happy with my purchase - the watch looks and feels great, 6498 ticking sound is just awesome but what I'm not entirely satisfied with is the quality deviations.
The watch that I initially received had few problems like dark spot on the hand lume and movement finishing issues, luckily this was resolved by Stowa quite fast and I received another piece with flawless hands and movement but instead got a case with off center engraving and poorly fitting caseback, it looks ok from the crown side but has a visible gap from engraving side, like if the case body or the caseback was crooked.
I contacted Stowa again but this time got a reply that this gap is caused by the inner thread and there's nothing to worry about.
To make things worse my wife who usually thinks that all my watches look the same noticed this uneven fit too:(
I believe this Flieger shares the same case with Marine Original, does anyone else have the same issue?
Here're some pictures to better understand which gap I'm talking about.