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Stowa Marine Automatik A10 with date

German watchmaker, Stowa, recently introduced a new automatic timepiece to their Marine collection, the Marine Automatik A10 with date. Previously Stowa has offered this watch with a ETA 2824-2 movement, but now they have moved to an A10 movement (both are Swiss movements, but the A10 has some advantages over the ETA). It is not COSC certified, but it does have Geneva Stripes and perlage finishing, blued screws and a engraved rotor. This particular version comes with a date, although it is available without a date as well.

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Stowa Flieger Pilot B-Uhr

In the 1940s, only five companies made the original pilot watches: IWC, A. Lange & Söhne, Laco, Wempe and STOWA. The STOWA "Fleiger" was one of the original pilot watches. It is believed that A. Lange & Sohne, a principal supplier of the time, could not deliver enough watches to supply German combat pilots. And in the early 1940s, aircrafts had become a powerful wartime tool. So the German government demanded five manufacturers to build competent B-uhr ("Beobachtungs-uhr" or Pilot) watches which were both anti-magnetic and able to be chronometer certified. STOWA still offers Flieger wristwatches today (pictured). These newer versions benefit from watchmaking advances, such as automatic winding, Superluminova hands/markers, and smaller cases/crowns. The original B-Uhr watches were generally 50 mm or more in diameter (the current Flieger Automatik is 40 mm in diameter). The original watches also had

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