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post #1 of 15
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Would this pass the forum acid test for a first dress watch? Am looking to get some confidence before pulling the trig.

Thanks

http://www.stowa.de/cosmoshop/pix/a/z/marineautdatum/g/MA-A10-poliert-mass-Boden-3.jpg

350
post #2 of 15
the arabic numbers make it a little less formal than say roman numerals. having said that i think it's ok.
stowa it's a solid quality watch that you'll have for years and i think that model is versatile enough to wear at the office with a suit or out and about with jeans/khakis etc. on the other hand would not wear that to a black tie event. just my $ 0.02
post #3 of 15
Dial-wise it certainly isn't a bad pick, but the size might be a problem. How big are your wrists? The Stowa Marine is not that small with 42mm if I recall correctly.
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by anginaprinzmetal View Post

the arabic numbers make it a little less formal than say roman numerals. having said that i think it's ok.
stowa it's a solid quality watch that you'll have for years and i think that model is versatile enough to wear at the office with a suit or out and about with jeans/khakis etc. on the other hand would not wear that to a black tie event. just my $ 0.02


I agree.

post #5 of 15

i know it is stowa and all watch forum approved and shit but doesn't anyone get wallclock from this one? 

 

i think there is a black one with roman numerals that i thought was awesome but i dunno how much more it went for.

post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by mayborne View Post

i know it is stowa and all watch forum approved and shit but doesn't anyone get wallclock from this one? 

My reaction as well. It's just meh.
post #7 of 15
In that price range as a first dress watch I, personally would go with an Antea Kleine Sekunde:

250
post #8 of 15
I recently bought one of these after looking at the same watch for 30 years! It is the smaller one (Antea 365?confused.gif), w/ a dark brown croc band....
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Sander View Post

In that price range as a first dress watch I, personally would go with an Antea Kleine Sekunde:
250

+1, I definitely prefer this one.
post #10 of 15
any recs on where to buy to the Antea Kleine Sekunde on the internet?
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by Sander View Post

Dial-wise it certainly isn't a bad pick, but the size might be a problem. How big are your wrists? The Stowa Marine is not that small with 42mm if I recall correctly.

Stowa Marine Automatic = 40mm

Stowa Marine Original (Mechanical/Handwound) = 41mm
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Omar1223 View Post

any recs on where to buy to the Antea Kleine Sekunde on the internet?

How about the official webshop?
post #13 of 15
certina ds 1 white face on leather and frederique constant art deco are okay with me.
post #14 of 15
I don't get a dress watch vibe from Stowas at all - I think casual with jeans...

But I suppose it depends on what you mean by dressed up.
post #15 of 15
Wearing my Marine Automatic today. The thing I like about it is that it crosses the line between casual and dress very easily. It's very versatile
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