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For those of you interested, there's one posted for sale this morning. Asking a steep price (I think), but it's a full set with saphire back, closed case back and three straps.

Tempted, but I think I'll continue to wait for the serial....
 

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Yeah, I think that's a bit steep, but it is an LE edition. He's pricing in the wait time and the novelty of the original LE.

While that is a nice watch, I think I would spend 2.6k on something else.
 

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That price is certainly....ambitious. If you compare the quality, rarity and history of this watch to many others I think it's probably worth that much. But wow, I wouldn't have had the cajones to ask that much for mine. Probably why I will always lose money on every single watch deal in my entire life. :D
 

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In my opinion, the price is in the correct ballpark. |>

The FO LE is the most sought-after Stowa watch of the modern era, and has become an instant classic among Flieger watches. It absolutely should command a premium.
 

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Well it is a lot of money. However, if you have $5000 or more, you could buy a true original WWII Flieger. I saw a dealer listed TWO of these watches on his website recently.
 

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Thanks for the free advertising folks! :-!

No doubt, the price was ambitious, but I figured that was what it was worth to me, so if someone was willing to jump, great. If not, I love it enough to happily keep it.

It lasted all of a couple of hours, and sold at asking price, so....|>

I'll miss it dearly, but the chance at a really great JLC Dualmatic came up for a fantastic price, and I had to try for it.

Here's hoping I have no regrets!

Cheers,
Daniel
 

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I wish I had the cash for it, congrats on the sale...I was tempted to post my Pro diver collection to help fund it ....but it appears the market price may have been set...Stowa has always been undervalued for what you get IMO....many of their watches put other watches costing 2-3 times as much to shame....

JIM
 

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Well it is a lot of money. However, if you have $5000 or more, you could buy a true original WWII Flieger. I saw a dealer listed TWO of these watches on his website recently.
Yes, but a true original WWII Flieger is 55mm diameter, and not a functional wristwatch...so it's not really an accurate comparison.

That said, I'd love to own one as well!
 

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Thanks for the free advertising folks! :-!

No doubt, the price was ambitious, but I figured that was what it was worth to me, so if someone was willing to jump, great. If not, I love it enough to happily keep it.

It lasted all of a couple of hours, and sold at asking price, so....|>

I'll miss it dearly, but the chance at a really great JLC Dualmatic came up for a fantastic price, and I had to try for it.

Here's hoping I have no regrets!

Cheers,
Daniel
I must say I was surprised to see you sell yours Daniel.

Along with one of the Panerai I own, and an oversized vintage Omega, the FO would be the last watch from my collection I would part with.

That said, I'm pleased for you (and for all current owners that can file that benchmark away for future reference) that you were able to get your asking price. |>

I'm also pleased that my assertion above was correct. :-d
 

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I must say I was surprised to see you sell yours Daniel.

Along with one of the Panerai I own, and an oversized vintage Omega, the FO would be the last watch from my collection I would part with.

That said, I'm pleased for you (and for all current owners that can file that benchmark away for future reference) that you were able to get your asking price. |>

I'm also pleased that my assertion above was correct. :-d
Yeah, I'm a little surprised too, not least since I was really enjoying wearing it at the time that I posted and it sold! I have nothing but superlative accolades for the watch and Stowa in general. It is clearly of exceptional quality, and I wouldn't have parted with it except that it has considerable overlap with my MIH watch (a definite keeper), and I have long liked the Dualmatic. Plus the latter fits better with my overall 3-watch collection.

You never know, though. I may be on the lookout for another in the future. IMHO there isn't another Flieger-style watch that matches the pure design and execution of the Stowa FO.

Best to all,
Daniel
 

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Wow! Good to know it could command that kind of price. It just might be the one watch that I have ever bought that has appreciated in value. However, nothing could ever persuade me to sell it. :)
 

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If you see #16/80 for sale that magically disappeared into thin air while on its way back to Stowa for repair via a secure FedEx shipment - it still belongs to me.

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i am suprised that came up for sale too. but not suprised that sold at a premium.

in my opinion its worth it. however my FO LE would be my 2nd to last watch i would ever consider selling (1st being my wedding gift)
 

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Congrats on the sale Dan..... I was thinking of pulling the trigger, but I couldn't justify spending that much on the LE when I've been waiting so long for the FO Serial at half the price. The FO LE is one of my grail watches though and hopefully another one will come up again in the future!
 

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As a Stowa FO owner how much did the FO sell for?

If somebody could let me know I would be very greatful:-!
 

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Thanks Volker.. so US$3,000 is the next price.

Not going to part with mine
 

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Please keep your eyes peeled for #16/80. It just might make its public appearance somewhere. I'd very much like to have it back. One never knows...

Glen
 

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Please keep your eyes peeled for #16/80. It just might make its public appearance somewhere. I'd very much like to have it back. One never knows...

Glen
Glen, surely your friends here will keep our eyes open for your missing FO LE.
 
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