I currently own a Seiko SNK809, which I love. But I’m looking to upgrade at some point, and I’m considering the Stowa Flieger Klassik 36mm, handwinding.
I am more interested in the practical rather than the emotional/heritage aspects of a new watch, and the Seiko is my only means of comparison. I’ve read a lot about the Stowa, but I still have some questions. Here’s what I’m wondering:
- Scratch resistance: How scratch-resistant is the Stowa compared to the Seiko? (My Seiko has picked up quite a few scratches in a year of daily use.)
- Lume: When people say the lume on the Stowas is amazing — what do they mean exactly? Is daylight enough to ‘charge’ the Stowa’s lume to make it clearly readable in the dark and last through the night?
- Comfort: How does the Flieger feels on the wrist? Does its crown dig into the skin at all? (The Seiko’s is almost flush with the body).
Any thoughts much appreciated... especially from any of you with both watches!