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    Re: Stauer watches.

    Quote Originally Posted by pyjujiop View Post
    Don't own one and never have. But I'm familiar with them.

    I'm not comfortable with the idea of buying a watch from a manufacturer who goes to great lengths to obfuscate the origin of their products. When a company sticks the word "Swiss" 25 times in an ad when their product is no more Swiss than sushi, that's a problem.

    Glad you enjoy your Stauer. I hope it holds up well for you long-term.
    They're slowing down with the "Swiss" stuff except for the real Swiss movements witch are usually Quartz, BUT I did sea a stauer wit a High-end ETA valjoux in it.............for 10,000$.
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    Re: Stauer watches.

    I assume that you have read here:

    Like Invicta and others, I suspect that Stauer is not a watch Manufacturing company. Instead they are likely a marketing company that markets/sources watches made by various Chinese manufacturers. This leads to inconsistent quality control among other issues.
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    Re: Stauer watches.

    Quote Originally Posted by dnslater View Post
    I assume that you have read here:

    Like Invicta and others, I suspect that Stauer is not a watch Manufacturing company. Instead they are likely a marketing company that markets/sources watches made by various Chinese manufacturers. This leads to inconsistent quality control among other issues.
    You have a very very good point my friend. You are probably right.
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    Re: Stauer watches.

    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetfreak View Post
    You got me curious about this watch
    Do you have any pics?
    Stauer MeisterZeit

    http://www.stauer.com/item/Stauer-Me...imepiece/19818



    "Eighty-seven years ago, a watchmaker in Europe famous for building clocks at Versailles created a legendary watch movement. He invented the first watch with an automatic mechanical drive. These innovative movements required no batteries and never needed to be manually wound. Only seven of these ultra-rare watches were ever made and we've only actually seen one surviving masterpiece in a watch history museum. Inspired by history, our Stauer Meisterzeit has been painstakingly handcrafted to meet the demanding standards of vintage watch collectors.

    Every interior dial has been carefully engineered to replicate the "complications" of the earliest multifunction watches. Two interior dials display day and month and are run by a perpetual calendar mechanism. The 27-ruby-jewel movement utilizes an automatic self-winding mechanism inspired by a patent from 1923. With an exhibition back, you can see into the heart of engineering and you can see the rotor spin to keep it wound-it's powered by the movement of your body.

    This limited edition Stauer Meisterzeit allows you to wear a watch far more exclusive than most new "upscale" models. Here is your chance to claim a piece of watchmaking history in a rare design that is priced to wear everyday. This offer might not reappear for another 80 years."


    I'll let the history buffs tear the above quote to shreds, but the essential details are the Meisterzeit is powered by a common Dixmont-Guangzhou automatic movement, essentially a functional copy of the popular Miyota design, with triple-date complication. The case style is strongly reminiscent of several Dixmont designs. DG's are usually fairly bulletproof so it should be a good runner. Better still if it really was built entirely in-house by DG for Stauer. Can't confirm that though. I like the detailling on the caseback.
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    Re: Stauer watches.

    I like the strong implication that there are only 7 other automatics in the world.
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    Re: Stauer watches.

    stratct: I remember when I was very new to watches, I very very nearly bought a Stauer Flyboy (and, I confess, i still think it looks very cool! ).

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    Re: Stauer watches.

    Thanks Chascomm for the pics, it is unfortunate when a watch company has to resort to deceit to sell it's product that is actually good value for the money. Still shaking my head after coming from the wgeek forum where an Invicta watch labeled Swiss has nothing of swiss content at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chascomm View Post
    Stauer MeisterZeit

    http://www.stauer.com/item/Stauer-Me...imepiece/19818



    "Eighty-seven years ago, a watchmaker in Europe famous for building clocks at Versailles created a legendary watch movement. He invented the first watch with an automatic mechanical drive. These innovative movements required no batteries and never needed to be manually wound. Only seven of these ultra-rare watches were ever made and we've only actually seen one surviving masterpiece in a watch history museum. Inspired by history, our Stauer Meisterzeit has been painstakingly handcrafted to meet the demanding standards of vintage watch collectors.

    Every interior dial has been carefully engineered to replicate the "complications" of the earliest multifunction watches. Two interior dials display day and month and are run by a perpetual calendar mechanism. The 27-ruby-jewel movement utilizes an automatic self-winding mechanism inspired by a patent from 1923. With an exhibition back, you can see into the heart of engineering and you can see the rotor spin to keep it wound-it's powered by the movement of your body.

    This limited edition Stauer Meisterzeit allows you to wear a watch far more exclusive than most new "upscale" models. Here is your chance to claim a piece of watchmaking history in a rare design that is priced to wear everyday. This offer might not reappear for another 80 years."


    I'll let the history buffs tear the above quote to shreds, but the essential details are the Meisterzeit is powered by a common Dixmont-Guangzhou automatic movement, essentially a functional copy of the popular Miyota design, with triple-date complication. The case style is strongly reminiscent of several Dixmont designs. DG's are usually fairly bulletproof so it should be a good runner. Better still if it really was built entirely in-house by DG for Stauer. Can't confirm that though. I like the detailling on the caseback.
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    Re: Stauer watches.

    Delete this post
    Casio EQW-M1000DB-1AER Solar Atomic Radio Sync 1/20th second Stopwatch
    Citizen 8110A Automatic 2-register flyback chronograph 28,800bph
    Casio PAW 1500T Titanium ABC Tide MoonGraph Radio Sync
    Citizen Calibre 2100 Titanium Chronograph AV0021-52H
    Invicta Corduba 7135 Skeletonized Miyota 8N24 21J Movt
    Invicta Sapphire Ghost Skeletonized ETA 2824-2 Model 2701
    Citizen Promaster Titanium AS4050-51E Radio Control Eco-Drive (Ultimate Nighthawk) **GRAIL STATUS**
    Invicta SubAqua Noma III 4550 ETA 7751 **GRAIL STATUS**
    Citizen Skyhawk AT Black Stainless Steel **GRAIL STATUS**
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    Casio Protrek PRG-70YT Black Titanium Triple Sensor
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    Re: Stauer watches.

    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetfreak View Post
    Delete this post
    Might I ask why?
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    Re: Stauer watches.

    Oh I meant to delete my post since there is not delete button in edit
    Quote Originally Posted by stratct View Post
    Might I ask why?
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    Casio PAW 1500T Titanium ABC Tide MoonGraph Radio Sync
    Citizen Calibre 2100 Titanium Chronograph AV0021-52H
    Invicta Corduba 7135 Skeletonized Miyota 8N24 21J Movt
    Invicta Sapphire Ghost Skeletonized ETA 2824-2 Model 2701
    Citizen Promaster Titanium AS4050-51E Radio Control Eco-Drive (Ultimate Nighthawk) **GRAIL STATUS**
    Invicta SubAqua Noma III 4550 ETA 7751 **GRAIL STATUS**
    Citizen Skyhawk AT Black Stainless Steel **GRAIL STATUS**
    Citizen Skyhawk Stainless Steel
    Casio G-Shock GW-1300A Solar Atomic
    Casio Protrek PRG-70YT Black Titanium Triple Sensor
    Casio SeaPathfinder SPF-70T Titanium Triple Sensor
    Casio Protrek PRG-80T Titanium Triple Sensor
    Poljot 31681 Movt Volmax Aviator III Mechanical Chronograph
    Aviator 31681 / 3035268 Mechanical Chronograph

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