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Hello all,
I have had a Marine Original silver dial in my basket for months now but can never quite bring myself to pull the trigger. I have done the necessary searches and I understand that Stowa doesn't offer discount codes. I did read about previous advent calendars though and just had it confirmed from their helpdesk that it'll run again this year. My question is, what sort of reductions to the advent calendars generally offer? Ergo, are they worth waiting for? I envisage a long winter of me lazily winding my 6498!!
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In an email from the last event they showed a Marine Klassik 40 for €750 instead of €950. I would expect to save 100€ or so. But don’t forget the wait times. You may order in December but be waiting till February. (Depending on their delivery estimate)

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That's great. No hurry my end and definitely sounds worth waiting for! Thanks.
 

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A 15% discount is wonderful if you already want the watch, but it’s not going to sell out in a few minutes/hours like in the past when larger discounts were typical. Also, these are not brand new watches… According to Stowa, “Condition as new or with slightest micro scratches.” Although I have to say my Advent purchase was in pristine condition.


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Yep, I'm still holding out for a Marine Original Arabic. I was surprised by the potential for used watches though, I'd expect more than 15% off for that.
 

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I confess, I'm also quite partial to the Tourby. This one comes in at 43mm but they have a 40/41 (though prefer this dial and handset), and I'm fond of the partly skeletonised movement. What I'm less keen on is that finishing only seems to be available on a 6498-2 and I really want the sedate 2.5 Hz movement. And it's twice the price! How do you lot reckon these compare with the Marine Original?
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I must confess, I have bowed out of the calendar wait. I have been researching watches with 6498s for months now and was fixed on the Stowa Marine Original as an entry level option (ultimately I'd like a Garrick S4). However, I ended up playing on eBay and AliExpress this weekend and bought case, dial and hands from a French e-shop (actually less than 20km from me) and a Seagull skeletonised movement from China... The Seagull is 3 Hz when I really wanted a 2.5 Hz but even if Stowa do 15% on their watch, I've still saved over €1000 to scratch this persistent itch. If the build kit doesn't work out, not much lost, and I can dissect the movement to my heart's delight. I could even replace the movement with a customised ETA if needed. Oh well, if the calendar had come up trumps in the first 10-12 days I would certainly have pulled the trigger.
 
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