News from Stowa (x-post from Pil-Mil)

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    Exclamation News from Stowa (x-post from Pil-Mil)

    I was able to visit the Stowa/Schauer headquarters in Engelsbrand, near Pforzheim, Germany yesterday together with WUS-member Terri and we spent three hours talking to Jörg Schauer and visited the production facilities.


    Jörg Schauer

    I was impressed both by the personality of Jörg Schauer, by the effort Stowa are making to rebuild a museum collection of vintage Stowa watches and to produce their current models in up-to-date technology yet with surprisingly accurate vintage styling, and of course the great value-for-money offered by Stowa.

    Here is some information re the models of particular interest to the Pilot's and Military Watches Forum:

    First of all, on the subject of the "handwound Flieger/Airman" which has been talked about repeatedly on various WIS for a while now, Jörg has pointed out that the Flieger is the Stowa flagship watch, and that in 2007, commemorating Stowa's 80th anniversary, there will be something special in the Flieger pipeline with a handwound movement. It will be just as juicy as the handwound Marine presently avilable on pre-order (see below).


    The automatic Flieger/Airman (40mm, ETA 2824)

    The handwound Marine Original at 41x10.8mm will have a screwed balance ("Schraubenunruh"), a swan's neck fine regulator, a decorated movement, a large crown, and the (for Stowa) usual two sapphire crystals. It is available for a pre-order price of € 690 (€ 50 deposit required) until August, with a full price of € 750 after the official launch which is expected for the fall. This watch will be an incredible value for money.


    The forthcoming handwound Marine Original (41mm, UNITAS 6498)

    The handwound Marine is complemented by the 40mm automatic version (with date) which has received a new set of blued hands which are most exceptional and fit the watch extremely well. Personally, I am torn between this watch – which besides being a homage of WWII naval watches – is almost a homage to the white-dialed 6B/159 aviation watches of the RAF.


    The automatic Marine with Date (40mm, ETA 2824)

    Online ordering facilities in English and the PayPal payment option (the latter is a rare thing for a German company) should make Stowa an attractive brand for those outside of Germany as well. I believe many happy WUS customers can attest to the speed and efficiency of ordering from Stowa.


    Links:
    Homepage (English version): http://www.stowa.com/
    Stowa Online Shop (English version): http://stowa.de/shop/cgi-bin/lshop.cgi?ls=e
    Official Stowa/Schauer Forum on WUS: https://forums.watchuseek.com/forumdisplay.php?f=36
    Cheers,

    Martin ("Crusader")

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    Re: News from Stowa (x-post from Pil-Mil)

    I believe that the news of my original post are probably not as "new" on the Stowa Forum as they might be on the Pilot's and Military Watches Forum, but I felt it would be awkward not to share my impressions of the visit with Jörg Schauer with the good people on this forum as well.
    Cheers,

    Martin ("Crusader")

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    Re: News from Stowa (x-post from Pil-Mil)

    Well done and appreciated Martin.
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    Re: News from Stowa (x-post from Pil-Mil)

    Thank you for the news from Stowa/Joerg. I am excited about the upcoming handwound Marine and will wait to see what he does with the Stowa Fleiger in 2007 and that gives me time to save..lol.

    Sounds like there are exciting things in the works.
    ToddH

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    HI,

    as I posted over at "German Watches":

    A very nice summary of an exciting day - I enjoyed the trip it a lot !

    Greets,
    Andreas

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    Re: News from Stowa (x-post from Pil-Mil)

    Quote Originally Posted by Terri
    HI,

    as I posted over at "German Watches":

    A very nice summary of an exciting day - I enjoyed the trip it a lot !

    Greets,
    Andreas

    No additional pics Andreas ?

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    Re: News from Stowa (x-post from Pil-Mil)

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike
    No additional pics Andreas ?
    Sorry Mike - I forgot my cam at my parents in law (where I took pics of my little son searching for eggs over the weekend ...) :oops:

    So I had no cam with me yesterday O|

    Greets,
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    Re: News from Stowa (x-post from Pil-Mil)

    Thanks guys - all such visit reports most welcome!

    Any news on developments from Schauer??

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    Re: News from Stowa (x-post from Pil-Mil)

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrzej
    Any news on developments from Schauer??
    You'll have to ask Terri about that ... I concentrated on the Stowa brand, being a pil-mil guy and all that (budget etc.).
    Cheers,

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    Re: News from Stowa (x-post from Pil-Mil)

    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader

    The handwound Marine Original at 41x10.8mm will have a screwed balance ("Schraubenunruh"), a swan's neck fine regulator, a decorated movement, a large crown, and the (for Stowa) usual two sapphire crystals. It is available for a pre-order price of € 690 (€ 50 deposit required) until August, with a full price of € 750 after the official launch which is expected for the fall. This watch will be an incredible value for money.


    The forthcoming handwound Marine Original (41mm, UNITAS 6498)
    Oh the torture...For some reason I am reminded about dimwit Owen's line in the movie Dodgeball about using Canadian dollars to save a bunch of dough on the 50k American dollars they owed.

    Soooo your saying I can't pay the 690 in Ameican dollars and save myself some money?O|

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