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    Older Stowa Seatime

    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
    vintage watches.

    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.
    rationaltime
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    Re: Older Stowa Seatime

    Wow! Thnx for sharing! :thanks

    I understand that you are very carefull with this oldie!! Enjoy looking at it en maybe you can give her some wristtime on sunday morning

    Grtz Roel

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    Re: Older Stowa Seatime

    Thanks for sharing. I like the way the date window gets larger towards the edge of the dial. Very cool.
    Steven
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    Re: Older Stowa Seatime

    Quote Originally Posted by scm64 View Post
    Thanks for sharing. I like the way the date window gets larger towards the edge of the dial. Very cool.
    Indeed mr. Eagle eye !

    It's asymmetrical but the dial is still in balans!

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    Re: Older Stowa Seatime

    Quote Originally Posted by Krabong View Post
    Indeed mr. Eagle eye !

    It's asymmetrical but the dial is still in balans!
    My TX has the same design feature, and two digit numbers have a slightly larger 2nd digit. A neat trick I am surprised more designs do not incorporate.
    Steven
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    Sinn 757 UTC
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    IWC Aquatimer
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    Stowa Seatime
    Doxa SUB750T Military Sharkhunter PVD
    Zinex Trimix GMT PVD LE Black Pirate
    Ocean 7 LM-2 GMT SE PVD
    Bathys Aquaculture MOP PVD
    Tissot TXL
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    TX 730 w/ FlyBack Chrono
    Poljot Sturmanske Chrono
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    Re: Older Stowa Seatime

    My STOWA Electric has such a date window too ( look at the second hand's bottom end: flash of lightning ):




    It's driven by a LIP movement:





    Volker

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    Re: Older Stowa Seatime

    APR 9, 2009

    Steven,
    I don't have much experience with older watches. I have not seen
    another watch with a date window like this Stowa. I realize this is
    the Stowa forum, but perhaps you could post a photo of the Timex
    date window for comparison.

    Volker,
    That is an interesting "electric Stowa" (trying to avoid the pun).
    I have a couple of questions. First, can you tell us if the battery
    load is impulse or continous? To test that you might plug in the
    battery. Then remove it and see if the movement keeps running
    for a while.
    Second, I see a few holes in the movement that look like screw
    holes without screws. Look, for example, at about "2 o'clock"
    to the battery compartment and then diagonally opposite that at
    the edge of the case. Do you know if those holes are originally
    left open? Could that be for some kind of mounting option?

    Thanks,
    rationaltime

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    Re: Older Stowa Seatime

    I will try to answer your questions - but only in about a week: I'm on holidays in Austria and will be back home after April, 20th,



    Volker

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    Re: Older Stowa Seatime

    I really like the dial on the 1969 vintage Seatime in rationaltime's fourth photo. Does anyone have any more information on it? Has anyone ever seen one up for sale anywhere?

    Cheers,

    g

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    Re: Older Stowa Seatime

    The places I always check are www.ebay.de and www.chrono24.com. I got all my "Pforzheim" watches from the bay.




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