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Beautiful Stowa. It's nice when it works out and you get exactly what you want.
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Casio EF-503 on olive NATO-strap from Singularstraps


First post!

I've never seen a casio watch that I have liked before, but that looks awesome. Welcome to the forum.

-LR
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A few years ago I fell in love with the look of a Stowa Marine Automatic after seeing it on the forum here somewhere. The only problem is that I didn't like the look of the date box. Like this:



I contacted them and asked if they could do a special order without the date box. They said that they couldn't but that some special limited editions do come out and that it may be possible in the future.

So, I patiently waited and read their periodical emails that mentioned special editions and whatnot. Finally, my chance came but the special edition featured a rather expensive movement that was, frankly, above my budget. But I emailed to get on the waiting list anyways.

So, (as I move in TL;DR territory) it turns out that they couldn't source that expensive movement so they apologized and offered the watch with their normal (cheaper) mechanism but with the design without the date box. Perfect!

It arrived today:


Nice. I don't like date box either, dislike date bubbles even more. how long was the wait from order to delivery?
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Nice. I don't like date box either, dislike date bubbles even more. how long was the wait from order to delivery?
I believe the wait is 600 days. They trim it to 300 if you pack one of your kidney's on ice and send it to them. Congrats on the watch Alter.
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A few years ago I fell in love with the look of a Stowa Marine Automatic after seeing it on the forum here somewhere. The only problem is that I didn't like the look of the date box. Like this:



I contacted them and asked if they could do a special order without the date box. They said that they couldn't but that some special limited editions do come out and that it may be possible in the future.

So, I patiently waited and read their periodical emails that mentioned special editions and whatnot. Finally, my chance came but the special edition featured a rather expensive movement that was, frankly, above my budget. But I emailed to get on the waiting list anyways.

So, (as I move in TL;DR territory) it turns out that they couldn't source that expensive movement so they apologized and offered the watch with their normal (cheaper) mechanism but with the design without the date box. Perfect!

It arrived today:


Lovely story (and watch). Great stuff
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Nice. I don't like date box either, dislike date bubbles even more. how long was the wait from order to delivery?

Thanks All.

It was around 8 months from when they made the initial announcement of a Marine Automatik (without date) with matte finished case and with solid silver dial with an A-10 movement. Around 4 months ago when they announced they couldn't get the A-10 movement so would use their standard ETA 2824-2 movement.

Around one month ago they told me it was ready to be shipped soon.

Please note that this particular watch was a limited edition and is probably not available if requested....but worth a try if you are interested. It really is a lovely watch.
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Check out the new Christopher Ward releases:
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1969 1680
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Casio EF-503 on olive NATO-strap from Singularstraps


First post!

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Damn that looks good.

+1, looks like I've found which quartz chrono to get.
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What does the watch community here think about RGM watches? Some of their offerings look interesting.

Here
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A shot from a few days ago of a new SD. Even with all the hype over the new SubC I decided to go with the old version. Now the new Explorer is tempting.

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I didn't know Casio made chrono watch...
I now want one that too...
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It arrived today:

I love the simplicity and elegance.
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Casio EF-503 on olive NATO-strap from Singularstraps


First post!
It's a bit busy for my personal taste, but it looks good on that strap.
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Lovely looking piece.
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