I just received the confirmation for an FO3 today.
At ~700+ on the original list, I'd written off my chances and placed an order for a MOLE2...so I'm most pleasantly suprised! I had not planned on purchasing both watches this year (though I'd always had plans for a marine style watch at some point in the future), but I guess this is one of those good problems to have.
I feel for the people who missed the list, as I fully expected to be one of them. However, I suspect that in a couple of years down the line they will be more than rewarded...if Stowa can produde an FOII with a Durowe movement, then that will be a very special watch...maybe the definitive FO.
To me, it was the proportions of the FO that sell it to me over the No Logo, so I decided that I could live with the solid caseback, and in my (self justifying?) mind you could argue that the solid caseback is in keeping with the Fliegers of old.
However, I'm guessing that not everyone feels the same and that many decided that would rather wait for the Full Monty with display back and decorated movement as I did not expect to make the cut off. Would be interested to hear everyone's thoughts on this and how the responded to the email from a few weeks back.