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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.
2017
2016
2015
2013
2008
  • Partitio. Historical and remake
    The historical Partitio next to the current black dial version.
1996
1984
  • "Girls best friends". Diamonds. White gold.
1976
1974
1972
  • Seventies. New casedesigns.
  • Digital
    Mechanical "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.
1964
1962
1953
1951
  • Nivaflex. A new material
    The 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.
1942
  • 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.

  • Precision
    The movement of the large pilotwatch was very precise. It has to pass the elaborate tests of the chronometer checkpoint.
1940
1938
1937
  • Antea. Inspired from the German Bauhaus.

    Since 1937, STOWA produces watches in the style of Bauhaus. The small number of watches existing from that period prove that not many companies realized this, by the standards of the time, new design. However, this plain and timeless design is well established today.

1934
1932
1928
1927