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    Stowa Partitio: The first 48 hours

    Quick Bottom line:


    A well done affordable watch with a proven ETA engine (2801 Handwound) and cool retro styling.


    From the Stowa website:


    "The classic elegant three-hand watch is based on a 1930's model, a time when clearly designed
    (influenced by Bauhaus) functional dials prevailed.


    The minute- and second dial is exceedingly fine - divided in smallest partitions - which explains the name of the model: Partitio.


    The crown and the buckle are engraved with the STOWA Logo."


    They are right on all counts.


    Very legible dial that has an eggshell texture and "syringe" hands:








    Step back and see the whole watch....notice the sweep and has no tail.....love this small feature. I don't think I've seen it before, or at least not very often.





    A "gentlemenly" 37mm but don't fooled - it wears larger because it is pretty much all dial. Here it is on my 7.5 wrist:











    The lume is actually pretty good. Lasts through the night after the initial charge








    Signed crown has deep logo:









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    Moderator - Central tribe125's Avatar
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    They're lovely, especially the white-dialled version. The creaminess of the hands and numerals is delightful.

    I was really quite taken by that watch when I visited Stowa. Congratulations!

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    Thanks for posting your impressions and pics, RMM
    It is clearly a gorgeous watch - congratulations and looking forward to hearing your thoughts as you wear it some more in different situations
    I love that it is such a *rational* design, but with heart, practicality and elegance - a great combination
    Must admit I'm also tempted :-)
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    What a great watch. That thing is pure class. Enjoy it.

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    Thank you, everyone - it is a joy to wear

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    They're lovely, especially the white-dialled version. The creaminess of the hands and numerals is delightful.

    I was really quite taken by that watch when I visited Stowa. Congratulations!
    Another vote for the light dial version being the one to have. The subtle colours give an interest and charm that the black lacks, imo

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    Great dial. Has a bit of the Nomo's Club going on with it IMHO.
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    I want a black dial , but as far as I remember they only did black in auto when they introduced it , changed now , they can offer a handwind in black now :-)

    Maybe one day :-)

    Love the almost Max Bill esque case back , not as keen on this light dial version for some reason, maybe I just prefer black.... but I do have cream and white dials ....hmmmmm

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    Fantastic pics. I love the simple, vintage style of this one.
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    Thanks for sharing.It looks good on-ya.Another great German design,love the simplistic design.
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