Well, I got a notice on Friday that my long awaited AO was on the way and would be here Monday. I checked the tracking number this morning and it said it was rescheduled for Wednesday. OK, no biggie...I went out for lunch and upon my return spied a FedEx box outside the garage. To my surprise I saw it was from Stowa.
I have to say, I own several dozen watches and have had some really nice new ones. But this piece is truly a work of art. Truly. The fit and finish are UTTERLY perfect. I can't get over the fine surfaces and attention to detail that went into the AO. Spectacular in every way and well worth the wait!
Of course I immediately swapped out the beautiful flieger strap because the included ones are too long for my skinny wrist. Besides I wanted to keep the included ones mint and original. I chose a nice vintage style buffalo strap from Panatime to grace #21. I'll try some others at some point but this is a nice combo for now.
Also, I have to say that the lume on this one is absolutely incredible. I had an Ikarus for a while and that one had very nice lume indeed but the glow on this one is a step up from that.