The STOWA Manufacture Days
Experience a few nice hours with STOWA. Visit our production facilities, discuss your passion with like-minded people and indulge in culinary delights.
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In the last 3 years we have had, every now and then, smaller, planned groups over for a visit within the so-called manufactory days. A larger event, the ´STOWA hike`, is now even a STOWA classic with up to 150 people (there are also celebrations in the courtyard). The “Uhrenmagazin” has been with us twice already. As part of the so-called “reader's trip”, we welcomed a small, exclusive group of a maximum of 15 people and were able to serve them to their complete satisfaction. During such manufacturing days, we take a lot of time for you to make your visit to STOWA a lasting experience.
The objective is simple
> Passionate conversations and information about watches
> Deeper insights into history, production and other interesting topics, around the clock.
The Black Forest House
For our customer events and manufactory days we have brought a small Black Forest gem back to life in the last 3 years: In walking distance to the main building, with the actual STOWA production and the STOWA museum, we have rebuilt the former guesthouse Schwarzwald for new use. There we have the possibility to talk comfortably about watches, to look over the shoulder of the STOWA watchmaker and to visit a part of the STOWA museum
Black Forest specialties, a delight
But we can also spoil you with small, regional dishes. Be it the Black Forest trout fillet or the Swabian Maultaschen with potato salad. The flan with an excellent espresso from the classic sieve carrier machine or a freshly tapped beer from the Black Forest. Our Black Forest stands for untroubled, authentic and honest enjoyment! Simply delicious. On this day all senses are to be addressed.
> We start at 11 am with a small champagne reception in the STOWA natural stone vaulted cellar with a first round of questions - easy and how the topics arise.
> Afterwards we have the possibility to have a look at some icons of the STOWA history in the small STOWA museum and to talk about some misunderstandings ("who invented it" ;-)).
> A watchmaker will also be on site to give us a deeper insight into watchmaking at his workplace - you are also the focus here - we try to answer every question about mechanical movements. A waterproof tester and a timepiece are of course also on site and we can, if necessary, make small tests on your watch.
Time will fly by
For lunch we use the cosy lounge of the restaurant Schwarzwald. It has been left in its original design. Here too, a part of the STOWA spirit was implemented: moderately changing without destroying the creative substance or changing it too much (this is the spirit in which Jörg Schauer designs the STOWA watches: modernizing where technically sensible, but preserving the DNA wherever possible).
After the Black Forest classics (- food), prepared exclusively from regional ingredients, we can eat fresh, continue to discuss watches and then slowly, on foot or by car, make our way to the STOWA main building, which stands out due to its architecture, already from afar.
Here, already 10 years ago, the foundation stone was laid for a high-quality watch production. For example, the stainless steel facade, which still looks like new after many years, shows the favorite material of the STOWA owner and designer, Jörg Schauer. The extreme longevity of the material is a permanent inspiration for Jörg Schauer and therefore his preferred choice for the cases of the STOWA collection.
In the STOWA main building you can visit the actual watch museum, which was created out of an international competition. At the same time you can of course also view new watches.
As a highlight we also have the possibility to watch the STOWA watchmakers at work and maybe new questions have arisen since the morning?
At another station of the watch production, a small surprise awaits you, a personal present, which you may take home with you and which will certainly always remind you of these beautiful hours at STOWA.
New watches, the STOWA collection
In the end, one or the other may wish to dive a little deeper into our STOWA watch collection. Of course we have this possibility at the end of the official part (about 5 pm). If you already know that you are interested in a certain model, please let us know as soon as possible. We can then in any case prepare the relevant watch for you - with a strap of your choice, too!
Contribution towards expenses
The service charge of Euro 80,- for the STOWA Manufacture Day includes ALL services of the day. It will only be exciting again for you if you like one or the other watch.
Important! At the moment we can only offer the manufactory day in German, English speaking groups will be arranged separately. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us. We will then put together an English-speaking group and try to find a convenient date.
Even if dates for a Manufactory Day are fully booked, it can happen that someone cancels/is ill etc. Therefore, you have the possibility to be put on the waiting list, we will inform you as soon as a spot becomes available on your desired date.
Voucher for friends
The STOWA Manufacture Day can also be a wonderful gift to a partner or friend, we have prepared a voucher in the shop, which gives the recipient the opportunity to choose his desired date after receipt and use the voucher for it.
*Minimum number of participants: 8 persons, maximum number of participants: 15 persons
The future in the Black Forest (-house)
Shuttle Service - STOWA Apartment - Sightseeing - VIP Collectors Day - Brand specific collectors (-meetings)
We are already working actively today on other offers, around the clock, or even around our manufactory days, to make those days as pleasant as possible for you.
> In the future we can also pick you up from Stuttgart or Baden-Baden airport.
> If required, or if you are planning a Black Forest weekend, you can rent the STOWA apartment with up to 3 friends (high-quality equipment - directly in the guesthouse Schwarzwald).
>If you are planning a short vacation to the Black Forest, we can also put together a small activity program for you.
> You can also be pampered by Germany's best chefs in great starred restaurants in about an hour's drive.
>do you like jogging? From 10 - 30 kilometres, no running course is too far for us, we will gladly show you the Black Forest at walking speed.
> If you are an ambitious hiker, you can go to the Black Forest anyway - the Monbachtal is particularly beautiful - we will be happy to drive you there and you will hike approx. 17-20 km back to Engelsbrand (this hike was a highlight of our STOWA hikes 2017 and 2018).
VIP Collectors Day
Are you an ambitious collector and would you like to exchange ideas and take care of your collection in a discreet atmosphere and with absolute experts? We offer an exclusive and unique service as part of the VIP Collector's Day. You book us and we take care of your watch collection together with you. On this day we can replace broken straps, polish up any cases, test watches and analyze them piece by piece. If you would like to reduce your collection, we will be happy to help you to post these watches on an online portal such as Chrono24. We take photos on site and search with you for the right price for the watch etc.. On the VIP collector's day, only you are the deciding person. You use our skills to pamper your watch collection really well or simply to bring one or the other piece back on track. We can also catalogue your watch collection (important for proof of insurance) etc...
Brand specific collector meetings
In the future, brand-specific collector meetings are also conceivable in order to exchange ideas with like-minded collectors in a small, discreet setting. The STOWA ´Schwarzwaldhaus` offers the opportunity to do so.
Our more than 90 years of uninterrupted STOWA history and worldwide best reputation stand for the necessary discretion in our planned activities. Jörg Schauer, as leading managing director, has stood for reliability, authenticity and competence for 30 years.
As soon as we can start our future offers, we will inform you here or/and via newsletter.
*If you have booked an appointment and it does not take place due to too few participants, we reserve the right to reimburse you the money paid. For your own planning, we would in any case, 7 days before the planned event, contact you and confirm or cancel the execution of the factory tour. The purchase of the manufactory ticket does not constitute a legal claim to the execution of the event. In any case, if the event is not held, you have the right to reserve another date or get your paid money back. You can withdraw from the "contract of sale" up to 3 weeks before the event and receive your money back immediately. If you have to cancel at short notice, we would find that a pity - but would then try to find a solution with you. However, a refund cannot be guaranteed for cancellations at short notice, as we naturally have to organize and pay for advance logistical services depending on the number of participants. If we can quickly replenish your place in the event of a short-term cancellation, you will of course get your money back immediately.