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Stowa’s new unusual Flieger chronograph

Hat tip to Jorge Merino of This new model from watchmaker Jorg Schauer’s brand Stowa could definitely have been added to our List of XXI Flieger Chronographs. Stowa is one of the very few German brands that once supplied the Luftwaffe with big pilots watches. The size was imposed by the pocket watches movements […]

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Selection of 21 Affordable Manufacture Watches

Preamble Being on the same page with terms What is a manufacture? In English, this French word roughly translates to “factory”. For the last 10 years, marketers have hijacked the term manufacture to restrict it to high-end, vertically-integrated watch companies. The historical reality is much less black-or-white. In the South-Western area of the watch valley […]


A list of XXI Flieger chronographs

A genre that is rarely tackled by independent watch brands is that of Flieger chronograph. Diving watch brands keep popping like mushrooms, but due to the fact that complicated movements such as chronographs cost more than double their three-hands alternatives, aspiring watchmakers almost always go for the latter to keep their price low. In this […]


introducing: manufacture Mühle Glashütte SA

Okay, this is not really a new brand. I’ve know about Mühle Glashütte (Muehle Glashuette) for as early as I caught the watch collecting bug in early 1990’s. At the time, the company was relying upon calibres manufactured by Swiss leader ETA, so I personnally didn’t find their “Made in Germany” watches that interesting. But the recent release […]

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New Praesto collections under way

We have already introduced the brand Praesto,  which first collection was a very refreshing design taking cues from vintage German pilots observation watches. Yet the designer really did spend effort into creating something new with the dial and hands. The Modern Fliegeruhr Aviator is powered by a Miyota 8245, a variation of the calibre 8200 […]

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