As you can see by my signature, I'm a fan of fliegers and military-type dials.
I have a Stowa Ikarus on order that will be ready to ship around 8/1. That watch was ordered at the beginning of April, but since then I picked up one of the 2801 special edition fliegers, which was a change of plans, so to speak. Now I'm wondering if the Ikarus will be too similar to add to the collection. As a result, I'm considering cancelling the order, or maybe ordering a Seatime instead since I don't have a diver.
I do love the rhodium dial of the Ikarus, which sets it apart from other fliegers, but it will still feel an awful lot like my 2801 since it uses the same case. Besides the grey dial, the differences from my 2801 are the standard signed crown, display back, and of course the 2824-2 automatic movement. Is it different enough to add alongside my 2801?
So on one hand, I find the Ikarus beautiful, but maybe too similar to my 2801. I prefer hand winds with sterile dials to automatics with date windows, although the Ikarus black date window at 6:00 is very well done. I like the solid back of my 2801 flieger too.
On the other hand, I'm not usually a big fan of divers, or thick/chunky watches, but the Seatime / Prodiver have always looked really cool to me. It would stand out as something different in my small collection too.
What are your thoughts?