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    Identify my Stowa please!

    This is an old desk-clock of my grandfather's, and I recently decided to find out about it, and how old it is. I have not however managed to find any Stowa clocks
    resembling this one in the slightest, and I've seen they mostly make watches. Sorry about the quality of the pictures, but here's some details: the face is about the circumference of a golfball, and the words written on it read "Stowa" and "17 Rubis Antichoc" it also has a date counter on the right. any help would be appreciated!
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    Re: Identify my Stowa please!

    Post moved to the more suitable forum.

    Typical desk watch transformation of a simple 17 jewels handwinding wrist watch. I am sure Volker will chime in to give a more detailed answer.
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    Re: Identify my Stowa please!

    Thank you Mike,

    for moving it over here.

    This clock was made in the early seventies of last century.
    It's ID# at Stowa was "748 585".

    Here is my clock:




    This shows the bottom:



    I don't know yet what's the meaning of this blazon. Maybe it's a sign for being a gift presented on the occasion of an aristocratic wedding.
    As far as I can remember the clock is equipped with a German Durowe movement. Next week or in a fortnight at the latest I will get the clock back from a friend and will complete my comment.
    I hope then I can use the chance to present some very interesting clocks and watches that were made by Stowa, e.g.:




    Have fun with your Stowa,


    Volker

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    Re: Identify my Stowa please!

    Mine was a bit different, square it is

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    Re: Identify my Stowa please!

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Mine was a bit different, square it is

    Yes,

    but its ID# is different: 748 593

    Sockets are different too.

    Movements are identically in both clocks,


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    Re: Identify my Stowa please!

    Volker and Mike,

    Lovely clocks. Are these old Stowa desk clocks to be found commonly in antique stores, etc. in Germany?

    Thanks,

    Myron

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    Re: Identify my Stowa please!

    Hi Myron,

    maybe you can find them in antique stores too - I don't know.
    I found them at special "Uhrenbörsen", small watch fairs for -mostly- used or old or really vintage watches and clocks.



    This one I got at "Uhrenbörse" in Köln:




    ....and even in the "bay" sometimes good catches are to be made:





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    Re: Identify my Stowa please!

    I got mine from ebay, iirc for about 20 Euro.
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    Re: Identify my Stowa please!

    thanks a lot! wow i didn't think anybody would actually reply.
    yours is very similar, the main difference being that mine doesn't have that blazon in the back.

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    Re: Identify my Stowa please!

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    I got mine from ebay, iirc for about 20 Euro.
    Quote Originally Posted by brainless View Post
    Hi Myron,

    maybe you can find them in antique stores too - I don't know.
    I found them at special "Uhrenbörsen", small watch fairs for -mostly- used or old or really vintage watches and clocks.

    Volker
    Very cool. Thanks, guys.

    Myron

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