Museum. Historical watchcollection.
"Zukunft braucht Herkunft" (the future needs a background), as Odo Marquard (a german philosopher) has already said. STOWA's in-house museum proves this impressively. More than 70 (out of a total of several hundred old watches in stock) show a cross-section of STOWA's creative power. Step by step these watches are shown and described here in the virtual museum. Some texts are linked with additional information. Often you get another , bigger picture after clicking on the small picture. Be inspired by the historical STOWA watches. At that time as well as today the watches convince by a nice, balanced and simple design and a great love of detail. Beautiful. Good. True.
PocketwatchHere you see a pocket watch converted to a wristwatch from the early beginnings of STOWA. The blued steel hands and the dial were covered with luminous material. It is a real enamel dial, but it has some small cracks. Nevertheless a very nice watch. To enlarge the picture please click on the small picture.
Bauhaus style. Simple.
STOWA Marine watch. Alignment on the oceans.Without B-Uhr (Marine watch) no alignment on the oceans. The beginnings of these watches, also called B-Uhren, Marine watches or Captains watches, go back to the british marines. To locate the exact position of their many ships on the oceans, they needed instruments to determine the time exactly. The famous, british watchmaker John Harrison constructed the first sea chronometers in the early 18th century.
PrecisionThe movement of the large pilotwatch was very precise. It has to pass the elaborate tests of the chronometer checkpoint.
Nivaflex. A new materialThe mainsprings of mechanical watches were made of pure, susceptible to rust and fragile carbon steel. Then, structure- and cold-rolled alloy alternate the susceptible mainsprings.
Traveler's watch ConvertibleTraveler´s watch from 1968. STOWA has made many of these reliable travel watches. The case was partly made of very high quality, sometimes in leather. The sliding mechanism of the case was very innovative at the time.
Seatime turquoiseAnother very rare and beautiful STOWA Seatime. The dial is embossed turquoise with a very fine pattern. The incisive luminous numbers stand out particularly. Stainless steel case and rotating aluminum bezel.
Seventies. New casedesigns.
DigitalMechanical "digital watches" were developed around 1970 in response to the electronic digital watches. Since the mechanical watches were very thick and expensive because of the "digital design and mechanical parts", they could not get through. These watches were built only about 3-4 years. The triumph of the electronic watches was unstoppable from then on.
"Girls best friends". Diamonds. White gold.