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For sale is my Stowa 1938 black dial chronograph with polished case and automatic Valjoux 7753 movement. Its a stunning watch, and the fit and finish has been compared to that of an IWC Portuguese on the forums, but I have decided to raise funds towards a grail watch, hence the sale. I am the original owner, I bought the watch directly from Stowa in May 2015. The watch performs flawlessly, keeps great time (typically within COSC specs) and the chronograph hands reset perfectly. The sapphire displayback is well-decorated and the rotor wobble is fun to watch. The dial on this watch is made by a complex 8-step embossing process and the date window is one of the best executed. There is a very nice symmetry about the dial, plus it has the old Stowa logo :)

The watch is obviously under the major part of Stowa's excellent 2 year warranty, and box and papers are included. There is minimal cosmetic wear (the case is polished and I've changed many straps on this) - I have worn the watch about once a week since I received it (in rotation with my other watches), and I take good care of my watches. The original Stowa brown leather strap has only been used for pictures and is in like new condition. My asking price is USD 1650 SOLD paid by Paypal (net to me) or Bank of America online transfer. Shipping inside the US is included (tracked and insured), international sales at my discretion. This model never comes up for sale pre-owned and you can save quite a bit on the retail price (as well as all sorts of fees and taxes) plus the wait from Stowa on this 3 month old watch. Sale is final. I have excellent feedback here on WUS and participate actively, please ask for further references if you need them.

Detailed technical specifications from Stowa:
Dimensions
Diameter: 41.00 mm
Height: 14.70 mm
Strap width: 22 mm
Lug-to-Lug size: 50.20 mm
Waterproof: up to 5 ATM
Weight: 100 gr. (leather strap), about 160 gr. (metal bracelet)
Materiality
Case: Stainless steel,polished
Dial: German Silver, minted, fine matt, black matt and printed, with date
Crystals: Front sapphire crystal domed inside A/R reflective and sapphire display case back inside A/R reflective
Hands: slightly domed, polished, nickel coated
Strap: Leather strap
Crown: stainless steel with STOWA Logo
Movement
Caliber: Valjoux 7753
Mechanism: automatic
Half vibrations per hour: 28.000 A/H
Function: hour, minutes, small second, 30 minute recorder(stop function), central second (stop function), date
Power Reserve: approximately 40 hours
Number of jewels: 27 synthetic rubies
Finish: Geneve Stripes finish, blued screws, golden STOWA engraving

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Dial and Case:







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Strap



Box and papers


With other third-party straps (not included, please ask if interested):








 
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