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    Stowa Grey dials

    If you own one of the watches with the gray, sunburst dials (known as Stowa Grey), what is your opinion of them? How are they aesthetically in person? Any issues with lots of reflections that inhibit legibility? Given a choice, would you keep that dial or go with a flat black instead?

    Just curious...I'm considering the Prodiver Grey.
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    Re: Stowa Grey dials

    i have the Ikarus in grey...love it. sometimes looks a bit "salmon" in certain light
    which is odd but it is so cool under a loupe. had i not had a bunch of black dials
    already i may have gone black, but i'm very happy w/ my grey. fwiw.

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    Re: Stowa Grey dials

    Quote Originally Posted by martyINaustin View Post
    i have the Ikarus in grey...love it. sometimes looks a bit "salmon" in certain light
    which is odd but it is so cool under a loupe. had i not had a bunch of black dials
    already i may have gone black, but i'm very happy w/ my grey. fwiw.

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    Thanks but I'm referring to the new sunburst dials that Stowa refers to as Stowa Grey, not the Ikarus dials
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    Re: Stowa Grey dials

    I believe the Grey dials are really amazing. Although I have not seen Black version in person, I believe the Grey adds that extra awe that might be missing with the Black one.
    In some light conditions it looks dull grey and in darker environments it looks darker and sunburst effect is amazing. In terms of legibility, absence of anti-reflective coating can be felt, however, not a huge concern.
    Hope this helps. Thanks.

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    Re: Stowa Grey dials

    Quote Originally Posted by varunmk123 View Post
    I believe the Grey dials are really amazing. Although I have not seen Black version in person, I believe the Grey adds that extra awe that might be missing with the Black one.
    In some light conditions it looks dull grey and in darker environments it looks darker and sunburst effect is amazing. In terms of legibility, absence of anti-reflective coating can be felt, however, not a huge concern.
    Hope this helps. Thanks.
    That's the kind of info I was looking for...thanks!

    I didn't realize there was no anti-reflective coating on the crystal...is that the case for any watch with this dial?
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    Re: Stowa Grey dials

    Quote Originally Posted by robi1138 View Post
    That's the kind of info I was looking for...thanks!

    I didn't realize there was no anti-reflective coating on the crystal...is that the case for any watch with this dial?
    I believe none of Stowa Partitio models have AR Coating on the outside. I confirmed with Stowa and was told it has AR Coating on the inside but not outside, which seems to be a good thing as I have read in other forums that outer AR Coating can get scratched much easily.

    Anyway I feel it enhances the sunburst effect. I did notice it in the first few days but eventually it is hardly noticeable.

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    Re: Stowa Grey dials

    I just received my Flieger LE, and the sunburst grey dial is pretty awesome! Hard to capture the way it refracts in light, but here are photos I took today:

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    Re: Stowa Grey dials

    Quote Originally Posted by jbetts1790 View Post
    I just received my Flieger LE, and the sunburst grey dial is pretty awesome! Hard to capture the way it refracts in light, but here are photos I took today:



    Not seeing any photos but would love to see them
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    Re: Stowa Grey dials

    Quote Originally Posted by robi1138 View Post
    Not seeing any photos but would love to see them
    Sorry, I guess the forum doesn't like imgur. I think I fixed it now!
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    Re: Stowa Grey dials

    Quote Originally Posted by jbetts1790 View Post
    Sorry, I guess the forum doesn't like imgur. I think I fixed it now!
    Yes you did...very nice! Thank you.

    I ordered the new Prodiver Grey Limited with this style of dial. I'm hoping it looks as good as yours. Kinda jealous I don't have that dial on my Stowa Flieger...it looks really cool.
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