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Considering a Stowa, and was curious what the general feeling was about the 36mm flieger. I have a bit of an 'in-between' wrist size at 6.3 - 6.5" (160-165mm). I've heard it wears a bit more like a 38mm, which is a size I really like. The 36mm comes in under my 11mm thick cutoff which is great, and the light weight is what I'm looking for. Any thoughts appreciated.
 

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I was close to pulling the trigger on one last year and did my reasearch. You're correct in what you said, everyone I spoke to that owned one said it wears more like a 38 because its all dial. I think it would be perfect for a wrist size of 6.5 imches or smaller.

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Considering a Stowa, and was curious what the general feeling was about the 36mm flieger. I have a bit of an 'in-between' wrist size at 6.3 - 6.5" (160-165mm). I've heard it wears a bit more like a 38mm, which is a size I really like. The 36mm comes in under my 11mm thick cutoff which is great, and the light weight is what I'm looking for. Any thoughts appreciated.
I have about the same wrist size and think both fliegers 36 and 40 could fit.
It depends more on your tastes.
I prefer bigger models for a flieger than a marine but have a 36mm flieger and 40mm marines from Stowa.
 

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At 36 it wears bigger and gives that illusion as well.

But remember, pilot watches are meant to look large, so the 36 should be fine for your wrist size, IMHO.
 

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I have a 15.5cm, 6in wrist. Strictly speaking, the both the 36mm and 40mm fit me and will fit you. But as @Fikk said, it's not a matter of "rules" of watch sizing, it's how you feel wearing them.

Do you have any other watches?
 

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I wear a Rado Captain Cook (37mm) every day. I'm not a fan of 40mm full face watches (non divers) on me. It's really not a question of 36 vs 40 for me, it's 36 or nothing. I'd prefer 38 given the option, but it's not an option :)

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In that case sure, I'd go for the Stowa.

Actually I'd go for a Pilot 36 from Archimede, as I prefer the shape of the hands and crown on that watch.
 

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I have a 6.5-6.75 inch wrist. I bought the 36mm about 6 months ago and have been wearing it almost daily. The size is perfect and I couldn't be happier with the watch. Besides the thinner bezel, the 36mm is fully lumed (minute indices included). I added a matte finish Staib Milanese bracelet this week and can highly recommend it.
 

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Thanks. Not sure I'm in line with the 'it wears like a 38' idea... it definitely has a pronounced dial, but obviously the case is small, so it loses a bit of presence in that sense. Either way, looks great, amazing legibility, light, thin. Good stuff.
 
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