Stowa FO 12/80 . . . and extra

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    Smile Stowa FO 12/80 . . . and extra

    Hi everyone,

    Here are some pics.



    This is the extra . . . the blue orb:



    I think this is used to replace the back.

    Good luck to those who are still waiting. . .hopefully, your's will arrive soon.

    Thanks for looking.

    Tommy
    Last edited by tyau; May 21st, 2008 at 16:36.

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    Re: Stowa FO 12/80 . . . and extra

    Congrats Tommy!

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    Re: Stowa FO 12/80 . . . and extra

    Congrats on your FO. Looks great. You'll have to let us know how easy it is to change the back with the blue ball.
    ToddH

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    Re: Stowa FO 12/80 . . . and extra

    congrats it looks gorgeous
    so the project booklet and case back tool are being shipped with the watches now?

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    Re: Stowa FO 12/80 . . . and extra

    Thanks everyone.

    Now, I have to confess. This watch is sitting in Hong Kong with my friend right now and I am in Canada. I will be visiting my friend in Nov. to pick this up myself. (Don't ask, we have a government that like to tax us very heavily when you purchase anything local or aboard)

    So, I cannot tell you easy is to use the "orb" (I think this is what they call this item on the net, not Stowa, but the net in general) to change the case back. However, according to my watch maker, he was surprise how easy this "orb" thing is to change the case back. I think he used a Bergeon one from a friend and he wanted to buy one himself. This tells you how good this "orb" thing is.

    The included "booklet" looking thing, I think it should be the Stowa 80th anniversary postcards. You can check with Viveca or send an email to Stowa Customer support to get a set even if you are not ordering anything from them. I've got a set from them thought this route last year.

    Tommy

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    Congrats on your new timepiece. Looks really great.

    I´m still waiting for mine, but when it come in, it comes together with a MO LE.

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    Re: Stowa FO 12/80 . . . and extra

    I have confirmed with my friend. There are instruction saying the blue "ball" is indeed the tool for opening and closing of the caseback.

    Just double checked, I think the case opening tool (a.k.a. the ball) is called the "HORB" (instead of "orb" as I mentioned previously) can be purchased on the "bay".

    Tommy
    Last edited by tyau; May 22nd, 2008 at 19:57.

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    Congrats Tomy on a great timepiece.

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    Re: Stowa FO 12/80 . . . and extra

    That is very cool of your friend, but that stinks it is so far off. You waited this long, I guess another few more months won't matter. I look forward to tinkering with the HORB and making sure it works.
    ToddH

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    Re: Stowa FO 12/80 . . . and extra

    Very Nice - Congrats - I missed on that one - may be someone would want to part with one. in near future - I hope :)

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