What's the best way to get into Stowa, for newbs?

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    What's the best way to get into Stowa, for newbs?

    What is the best path into Stowa for someone with a limited budget? i.e., if you could afford just one Stowa in the coming year, what would it be? (And where is the best place to buy?)

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    Re: What's the best way to get into Stowa, for newbs?

    Hello G. I bought an airman auto last month. IMO Stowa's iconic watch....they made it for the Lufwaffe during WWII. It's well priced and you can only buy direct from Stowa...I placed my order by communication w/ Ms. Hafner (I didn't go thru site)and a couple of weeks before shipping they contacted me & I did a bank wire transfer...couple of days later I had the watch!

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    Re: What's the best way to get into Stowa, for newbs?

    Quote Originally Posted by gibsonguy909 View Post
    What is the best path into Stowa for someone with a limited budget? i.e., if you could afford just one Stowa in the coming year, what would it be? (And where is the best place to buy?)

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    You should start with the Stowa which is most appealing to you. Re: the best place: Stowa Online Shop, right form the source.

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    Re: What's the best way to get into Stowa, for newbs?

    I started my Stowa adventure with a blue Seatime, they don't look like any other diver out there. I should get it by Monday!
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    Re: What's the best way to get into Stowa, for newbs?

    Quote Originally Posted by gibsonguy909 View Post
    What is the best path into Stowa for someone with a limited budget? i.e., if you could afford just one Stowa in the coming year, what would it be? (And where is the best place to buy?)

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    depends on what type of watch you want....sporty? dress? etc.

    if you have to stick to a budget a new antea would be great. you could always get a more expensive stowa pre-owned from the sales corner as well. good luck.
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    Re: What's the best way to get into Stowa, for newbs?

    I agree about picking the one you like however, if on a budget and your limited to a particular model, then imo the Airman auto is a fantastic piece for the dough. If really pinching your $$ then an Antea black is about as low as they go for Stowa's. Which ever you choose to go with, you will not be disappointed in the watch's craftsmanship and simple elegance. They are so sweet!

    I've seen a couple of your Seiko's over @ Seiko/Ctit/Orient fora so know you must be fond of lume ehh? The Airman's lume is rather intense

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    Re: What's the best way to get into Stowa, for newbs?

    Are you in the states? If so, right now is a good time to buy- the exchange rate for euros right now is the best it has been in over a year (it dropped over $o.30 in the last couple months) .
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    Re: What's the best way to get into Stowa, for newbs?

    Spend some time here and on the Stowa site. Narrow down your choices and get the one that speaks to you most. Some of the more affordable models are the Marine Atomatic, Antea Black or Creme, and Airman Automatic or Ikarus. You will likely be happy with whatever you decide on.

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    Re: What's the best way to get into Stowa, for newbs?

    I'd say quickly choose a Stowa you want (the quicker the better) and get out of here fast! Coz next thing you know the watch is so beautiful, you are looking to add another Stowa in your collection :) Goodluck!

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    Re: What's the best way to get into Stowa, for newbs?

    My entry into Stowa was when ordering the Flieger Limited Edition recently. I had been looking at the Airman Automatic for a while and was about to buy one when the offer appeared. Now I only have to wait for a few months to get it on my wrist.

    I have very few watches, and when i buy one I want it to be a watch I will wear often. It has been about a year since I bought a watch, a Zeno, so I am really looking forward to get it knowing that I will be one of only 100 worldwide to own that model.

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