Just a note to anyone who may be considering purchasing a watch from Stowa, their pricing (at least on the English site) sometimes lists prices as "including V.A.T." while others say "plus V.A.T."...it used to always be "plus V.A.T.". I kept thinking they had a pricing increase.
Btw, V.A.T. is 19% (and can be significant) but obviously does not apply outside of the EU.