Great pics, B. Thanks for sharing!
I haven't received the notification email you mentioned, even though I have an anniversary flieger on order ... will have to check with Sandra.
The flieger editions look beautiful. The 40mm handwinder is going to be a special piece I think. Also like the way the anniversary edition information has been applied on the back, very understated and elegant. The whole project appears to have been executed with an eye to sincere design rather than novelty. Very well done.
I wish to make one more point about the opportunity available at this time. I spent a BUNCH of time thinking about the Flieger 40 vs Flieger 36 anniversary watches. I love me a 40mm watch. BUT I want THIS 90th anniv. investment to be valid into my old age (not far off ) because it is so special. The time is here when a smaller watch is more practical FOR ME. History, tradition, German reputation in design & craftsmanship, & CS all in one exquisite package.
I suspect there are many of us that are reluctant to buy a 36mm watch. Understood. I was there too. Keep in mind that the Stowa Flieger 36 wears a whole lot larger than most due to the narrow bezel & a dial that isn't very much smaller than the 40mm dial. The absence of the outer ring that connects the minute markers on the 40mm, helps to open / free up the aesthetics of the dial on the 36. As a bonus, the hand winding watch is only 9.2mm in case height, which makes it more versatile in my view. Put a gator or shell cordovan strap on it & you now have a more than acceptable dress watch. Sink the spring bars into the some thick buckskin & you can go lookin' for trouble in a fighter plane.
If you have the means & REAL desire for a Flieger 90th anniv. LE , there aren't many 36mm handwinding remaining. It's a substantial decision but it ain't comin' back.
Last edited by B....; May 6th, 2017 at 05:41. Reason: Clarify case height dimension for H.W.only
I've ordered a Flieger Klassik 36 Automatic 90th anniversary (no logo, no date) and got my birth year as the serial number. Cannot wait until it gets here!
Very excited for my first Stowa
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