What's the advantage of an IWC Mark XVI over a Stowa Flieger? Movement? Resale value? I like that the Stowa comes with the logo-less option and am having a hard time justifying the extra price for a IWC.
Does anyone have a Christopher Ward Malvern Aviator? What do you think of it? All the reviews I've read seem really positive, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy one, especially as it's very affordable. I just wanted to see what you guys think.
Thanks for the replies re. the Stowa/IWC comparison. I have another quick question:
Does anyone know the name/model of this Omega?
Royal Air Force - Pilot watch
Gents' leather strap Reference
Type: Manual winding (mechanical)
Caliber number: 283
Created in 1949
Central sweep-second hand
Thick (1 mm), soft iron, mat black oxidized, with luminous radium “stick ” hands, painted white hour numbers and luminous radium dots. Special “broad arrow “ symbol painted in white between 6 hours and center hole.
Special edition for the pilots of the R.A.F. (5900 units only)
Case : round (37 mm diameter), "staybrite" stainless steel, with inside “Mumetal” soft iron shell (special protection against magnetic fields up to 900 oersted instead of 60 for a standard antimagnetic watch !).
The outside case back engravings don’t refer to the watch itself but have to be strictly considered as military engravings.
This watch style has never been commercialized and was strictly reserved for the pilots of the British R.A.F.
I have been eyeing a grey market Omega, this. Any objections? Any other suggestions?
Nice, the midsize? A guy came into our shop wearing one awhile ago, it was quite nice looking and a good size for him (he was shorter, but a little on the chubby side). You could also check out the 36mm Aqua Terra for something more versatile.