I resent the implication that orange croc isn't wearable.
Cleav: these I have already. Wonderful they are too.
HRoi that's a really wonderful pair. I tried the Master Reserve at an airport just the other day, having not seen it before in the flesh. It's a really beautiful size and shape for a dress watch, and that asymmetric dial layout is really charismatic - something I can't say of all the Master series. And as for the Grand Lange 1....well...that lady needs no elaboration from me. #langerection
They look like great value to me too. The classic Flieger makes a lot of sense, as Stowa are one of only four companies with that pilot heritage, only three remain, only two still make pilot watches, and of those, Stowa is by far the cheaper. I personally have the Marine Original on my wish list, but...
...these are wise words. If you really love it in itself, and would buy it anyway even if you were a zillionaire, then get it. Otherwise, maybe it's worth saving for a step up if you already have one in mind. I actually ordered their excellent Prodiver a couple of months ago, then cancelled it with little regret: I'd bought a cheaper (Seiko) dive watch as a knockabout in the mean time, and decided it would suffice until I get a Submariner or something I really want more. If your real lust is for TC's IWC Big Pilot or something else, and you think you might be able to afford it in the foreseeable future, then wait for it. But then again, at under $1k, the Stowa Flieger is pretty accessible and I personally think worth owning in its own right just because of its history. And it looks good.
It's definitely better financial sense to hold out for that big expensive item you really wanted, rather than getting short term satiety from cheaper baubles. That applies to shoes too. But we're all human, and I still bought ten pairs of shoes this year that collectively could have been those orange crocodile derbies I was thinking about. I can see what the logic is. I can't say I practice it often. :)