Welcome to STOWA - where quality and lasting value as well as tradition and aesthetics meet unique timepieces. STOWA watches are masterfully manufactured, of the highest quality and have been appreciated by our customers worldwide for many years. In our STOWA online store, you have direct access to all our exclusive watch models - and not only that: professional customization makes your dream watch truly unique. Our first-class service also goes far beyond the purchase of a watch. The STOWA team's comprehensive expertise and exceptional commitment to the care and maintenance of your dream watch guarantee the long-lasting functionality and lasting value of your watch, even over generations. And when it comes to packaging, we take sustainability into account in two ways: firstly, with the watch box made from local wood in a new design, and secondly with a new environmentally friendly carrier bag made from grass paper and outer packaging made from uncoated natural cardboard.
With our watches, we put a piece of watch culture on the wrist of all our customers. Perfectly designed, competently implemented and with honest commitment, we offer a service far beyond the actual sale. The high quality of our watches and the possibility to have them serviced by us even after many years represent a great added value, which is appreciated by our customers worldwide. d
Through our online store we give you direct and fast access to our watches and our service. Many thousands of people have chosen this easy and fast way to their dream watch in the last years. Reliable transport companies like FedEx and GLS deliver for us daily to over 80 countries, without any risk for you.
What is particularly special worldwide is that we make your dream watch unique by individualizing it. Only a few manufacturers make this possible for their buyers. Many of our watches that have been personalized will forever be linked to the emotional memories of their owners through our personalization.
One of our core competences is not to let the service at STOWA end with the sale of a watch. Should you have technical difficulties or simply want to experience our collection in a pleasant atmosphere: We welcome you at any time. On our service pages you will find all the necessary information, such as individual contact persons or our location map. Feel free to contact us at any time by e-mail, (video) chat or phone. Our employees are looking forward to meeting you!
If you want to build very good watches, you have to use the best suppliers for individual components. This also includes that every STOWA watch is developed, built and maintained in-house. This way we can ensure our high quality standard at any time and maintain it for years. Permanent control is the basis for noticeable quality. Before, during and after the construction of a STOWA watch, every single part is checked several times. Our suppliers guarantee the highest quality standards, which we have agreed upon with them. Day after day, our employees take care to ensure our STOWA quality promise.
Each STOWA watch is delivered with a warranty card. On this the STOWA employees certify the excellent quality of your watch. Of course, we provide a two-year warranty on each of our watches.
Many STOWA watches from the past 85 years have become sought-after and valuable collector's items. For example, the legendary large pilot's watch, which has been built since 1940, or the Bauhaus watches of the Antea series since 1927. STOWA watches outlast generations if well cared for and maintained. So if you want to wear your new watch reliably for as long as possible and maintain its value, we recommend a maintenance from time to time. Simply contact us with this request and our service staff will be happy to advise you.
Grows and thrives!
Products made from renewable raw materials are the focus of many companies. But often the extraction and processing of the material taken from nature for this purpose is not at all environmentally friendly. Some results seem to be more greenwashing than genuine sustainability. Not so with us.
But what are actually the special features of grass paper and why is sustainability so genuine here? Grass is the fastest renewable resource that can be used for a paper bag. From the time it is cut until the product is ready, the grass is almost ready to be harvested again. Nevertheless, the availability is limited, because the grass cuttings mainly come from otherwise unused compensation areas, which, as biotopes, may only be mowed 2-3 times a year. This benefits agriculture. The use of compensation areas provides additional sources of income and thus supports jobs in rural areas.
Bees also love the grass paper. Along with flowers and herbs, the grass used for it grows in native wild meadows, free of pesticides and fertilizers. Late mowing promotes biodiversity and thus protects the bee. In addition, the grass has also grown so high by this time that it can no longer be used for animal feed.
However, in order for the grass paper to be used as a bag and filled with a usual load, the grass pulp is mixed with about 60% wood pulp or recovered paper. Nevertheless, the figures on the manufacturing process in terms of eco-balance are impressive:
97% energy savings: only 136 kWh per ton compared to about 5,000 kWh per ton of wood pulp. 75% less CO² emissions during raw material production.
99% water savings: industrial water consumption less than 2 liters per ton of grass fiber pulp compared to over 6,000 liters of water per 1 ton of paper for wood fiber pulp.
100% elimination of process chemicals: dissolving the stiffening agent lignin is eliminated in grass fiber. The lignin is contained in the wood fiber and serves to strengthen the wood. For the production of other papers, the lignin has to be chemically dissolved in a complex process.
And how does the raw material get to the mill? Long transport routes are, of course, taboo here. Whereas an average distance of 4,000 kilometers is required for production, the grass pulp from Baden-Württemberg manages with just a few 100 kilometers.
Uniquely multi-sensory: The very special structure of the grass paper not only creates a haptic, as well as optical highlight; the typical grass smell remains with the bag for a while until it is used as a brand and image ambassador due to the gentle processing.
Our advertising materials should not only have a lasting effect, but also be an expression of corporate social responsibility.
Our new watch packaging is produced in Europe using local wood and protects the environment by avoiding long transportation routes as well as using renewable raw materials. Our new boxes can also be used sustainably. Whenever the STOWA watch takes its permanent place on the wrist and another creative use is found for the box.