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I ordered this in mid March and it just came in last week. With the EURO's slide, I didn't mind waiting. Think I ended up saving 20 or 30 bucks during the 3 month wait. The total cost shipped from Stowa including shipping and conversion fees was $752.00. Still very new to me so I am just going to post the particulars and some pics.
Comes packaged in the Stowa metal box. Not sure what the pouch is for? Do people put watches in those things?
The case is high polished and comes in @ 39mm in diameter with a lug width of 20mm. With the smallish bezel it wears a little larger. The lug design seems to stretch it out a bit too. 5 ATM water resistant with a sapphire crystal.
I LOVE the dial on this thing. In fact it's the reason I had to have it. The font is PERFECT (to me anyway) and the white numerals and hands just look great against the black. I could have done without the day indicator or even the date. But the way they did it looks pretty good. Since I was hellbent on a black dial I had to accept the day/date or drop down to 35.5mm.
The watch has an exhibition back (also sapphire) showing an ETA 2836-2. The initial accuracy checks aren't very good. +15secs per day (24hrs) even with me changing positions frequently. It kinda sucks having such a beautiful watch that runs that fast. I considered sending Stowa a whining email about it but what's the point. I ain't sendin' it back.
The crown is a good size for winding and is signed. The strap and buckle are also signed. The strap is ok I guess but I won't be wearing the watch until the new strap comes in.
The only issue I have at this point is the accuracy. But like I said, what's the point in whining to Stowa about it when I'm not going to send it back anyway. Would like to hear you guys chime in on this. A couple more pics and thanks for lookin'.