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    Stowa Symbol

    Any idea on the origin and meaning?

    Having recently read Dan Brown's Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, I'm looking at symbols differently now-a-days. Like through the yes of professor Robert Langdon.
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    Re: Stowa Symbol

    Quote Originally Posted by pugridiron
    Any idea on the origin and meaning?

    Having recently read Dan Brown's Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, I'm looking at symbols differently now-a-days. Like through the yes of professor Robert Langdon.
    Hello Steve,

    someone ask the question some time ago on this Forum,
    i think i knew the meaning of the Symbol but i am not 100% sure,
    possible that Mike or Jörg knows more than i.

    Stowa Symbol

    i am not sure, but i mean it should be some kind of Bird (Crane) regarding the Stowa Airman Watches
    Last edited by UVox; May 19th, 2006 at 18:26.
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    Re: Stowa Symbol

    Hello Steve,

    i was searching for the explanation of the Symbol.
    The former Ceo do not know. He starts 1960 working with STOWA.
    The Symbol was created and launched 18.1.1958 !
    I try to search with the owners family and hope they will know it.
    But it is not easy to contact them.
    The son of the founder, Mr.Werner Storz, died a few years ago and i think he was the only one who could tell us easy what it means.
    Maybe it needs lot more time to get the meaning.

    I will do my best because i am looking since 1996 for more details of it but i did not push enough to get them.

    Best regards

    Jörg

    Please see attached picture - it is from 1958 when they launched it.
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    Re: Stowa Symbol

    To me it looks like a combination of the letters in STOWA. Only the S is a little hard (not impossible) to fit in, sigma (σ) however would fit perfectly.
    An illustration:


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    Re: Stowa Symbol

    Quote Originally Posted by STOWA/Schauer
    Hello Steve,

    i was searching for the explanation of the Symbol.
    The former Ceo do not know. He starts 1960 working with STOWA.
    The Symbol was created and launched 18.1.1958 !
    I try to search with the owners family and hope they will know it.
    But it is not easy to contact them.
    The son of the founder, Mr.Werner Storz, died a few years ago and i think he was the only one who could tell us easy what it means.
    Maybe it needs lot more time to get the meaning.

    I will do my best because i am looking since 1996 for more details of it but i did not push enough to get them.

    Best regards

    Jörg

    Please see attached picture - it is from 1958 when they launched it.
    Jorg:

    Thanks for taking the time to update us on the Stowa symbol. Im sure with time you find out more about it.

    BTW, I just love the Stowa Icarus silver dial watch. Why did Stowa stop making it? It's a beautifully simple watch. And a very clear way to read time (i.e. black on silver).

    -Steve
    Last edited by pugridiron; May 23rd, 2006 at 16:25.
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    Re: Stowa Symbol

    With the Sigma, note how no line is left unused with this explanation of the logo:


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    Re: Stowa Symbol

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Star
    With the Sigma, note how no line is left unused with this explanation of the logo:

    Very interesting interpretation. However from a purist point of view, I don't believe the use of Greek and English alphabets in the same word is allowed.
    Last edited by pugridiron; May 23rd, 2006 at 18:23.
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    Re: Stowa Symbol

    Quote Originally Posted by pugridiron
    Very interesting interpretation. However from a purist point of view, I don't believe the use of Greek and Arabic is the same word is allowed.
    You could also say they are all Greek letters. Sigma (σ), Tau (T), Omikron (o) and Alpha (A).
    Then you'd HAVE to make an exception for the W because it doesn't exist in the greek aphabet.

    I think all is allowed to not only make the logo coherent in an alphabetical sense, but also make it aesthetically pleasing and create a certain shape. The arrow-like shape would not be a coincidence and can easily be related to flight/airplanes considering Stowa makes flightwatches.
    Last edited by Black Star; May 23rd, 2006 at 19:27.

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    Re: Stowa Symbol

    You have me convinced, Black Star.

    Another option for the S would be to use the vertical centerline as in the "T", and the first and third quadrant of the circle to stylize an "S".

    @pugridiron: Arabic has a completely different script ... I don't see any resemblance to it at all.
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    Re: Stowa Symbol

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Star
    With the Sigma, note how no line is left unused with this explanation of the logo:

    very intersting thesis, sounds logical
    regards

    Andreas

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