APR 7, 2009
Here is an older Stowa Seatime. As we see on the dial it has
an automatic movement. The case size is 36x43 mm. The
thickness is 12 mm, including the domed crystal. The count up
bezel rotates smoothly in either direction. Here the watch is
shown on an 18 mm, flat black rubber strap. Although it does
not show up very well against the black background, the strap
seems a good match for the watch. The case back claims the
watch was tested for water resistance of "6 Atu". I would not
put it to the test now.
I looked on the Stowa Museum pages for a similar watch. The
site is presently down, but I saved a couple photos. I saw a
1969 model with similar hands and dial, but different case
shape. I also saw a 1970 model with different dial, hands, and
bezel, but similar case. Based on that I guess the watch shown
here is 1969-70 vintage. However, the construction seems
based on older design when compared to some other 1970
I was attracted to the simple design of this Stowa Seatime, and
perhaps the red accents on the dial. Sadly, I realized while
taking the photographs that I have become accustomed to
wearing watches that are over built for case size and strength.
While it is nice looking, I am unlikely to wear this vintage
Stowa Seatime. It doesn't feel as robust as larger and more
modern watches, and I would not want to damage it.
Thanks for looking.