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    Stowa Marine Original with power reserve feature?

    What would your reaction be if the Marine Original would be available with a power reserve complication?
    I have given this some thought and since the Unitas 6498 is a hand wound movement seeing how much "juice" there is left in the mainspring would be more than welcome in my view.
    I'm thinking of seconds sub-dial at 9 o'clock, power reserve at 3 o'clock, something Dornblüth 99.2 like (which if I'm not mistaken is derived from an Unitas 6497).
    Some would say that the linkage with the historical model would be broken but I would pretty much like to see this "Marine Power Reserve" in the future of Stowa.
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    Re: Stowa Marine Original with power reserve feature?

    Interesting, would love to see that if only a mockup.

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    Re: Stowa Marine Original with power reserve feature?

    Well here's a very poor shot of a mock-up.
    In my defense I had only a Macbook touchpad and Paintbrush to work with so please excuse the result.
    In would have much liked the PR sub-dial to have a different allure (in this mock-up the watch looks too much like a chronograph because of the resembling sub-dials) but because of the limited graphic support I was forced to modify the seconds sub-dial.
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    Re: Stowa Marine Original with power reserve feature?

    Did another variation this time with sub-dials at 12 and 6 as opposed to 3 and 9
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    Re: Stowa Marine Original with power reserve feature?

    Interesting idea.

    the dual subdials dont grab me though, especially with the numbers upside down on the PR. (nice mockups though )

    Maybe some thing simple like I think nomos does. Kind od a red hole and a disc underneath move from white to red as the power winds down, with the hole almost entirely red when you are close to the end....?

    If done right, I would like to see it also.
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    Re: Stowa Marine Original with power reserve feature?

    PR for handwound makes no sense.

    It increases the value and of course the price of a watch, but has no benefit for the user.
    Why? Having in mind the power reserve of 6498, you always know, that if wound, the watch runs for the next .. hrs.
    Normally we wind yr watch fully in the same manner usually in 24 hrs pattern - eg. every morning before work, don't we?

    It's different for automatic - there you NEVER know, how the mainspring is wound. Then it is a benefit, since it clearly indicates the power status of a watch.

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    Re: Stowa Marine Original with power reserve feature?

    Notice the muck up dun really look like power reserve. they actually makes look like a MO Chronograph version..

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    Re: Stowa Marine Original with power reserve feature?

    Quote Originally Posted by MAXUS View Post
    Notice the muck up dun really look like power reserve. they actually makes look like a MO Chronograph version..
    You're absolutely right about the PR sub-dial too much chronograph like but that's all I had to play with

    Let's see some other mock-ups from more photoshop oriented people!
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    Re: Stowa Marine Original with power reserve feature?

    A PR indicator? Good idea!

    Nice muchup pic. I prefer the first pic. It might looks better if you use two third circle toward the crown.

    Or how do you think if put the PR indicator in the watch back like FP Journ did?

    I like the PR indictors. No matter it's an automatic or manual wind movements. There are some manual wind watches do have PR indicators, like Lange 1 and FP journ CS.

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    Re: Stowa Marine Original with power reserve feature?

    CORRECTION: The PR indicator is in the back of Moser, and some JLC, but not in the FP Journ.

    It's in the dial of FP Journ CS. Sorry about this mistake.

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