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    Where are Stowa cases made?

    Does anyone know where Stowa sources their cases? Are they German/European or sourced from Asia?

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    Re: Where are Stowa cases made?

    I believe the seatime/prodivers are Fricker. Not sure whether the others are, but I am certain they are not asian.

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    Re: Where are Stowa cases made?

    According to Mike Stuffler's review, the Marine Automatic case also is made by Fricker.

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    Re: Where are Stowa cases made?

    Mike's review:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=59105

    Quote from the review:

    The case is “Made in Germany” by leading German case maker Walter Fricker ( http://www.w-fricker.de ). The Fricker reference list is speaking for itself:

    • Jochen Benzinger, Pforzheim
    • Rainer Brand, Heimbuchenthal
    • ETA SA, Grenchen
    • Harer, Pforzheim
    • Hanhart, Gütenbach
    • Jacques Etoile, Lörrach
    • Junghans, Schramberg
    • Kobold Instruments, Pittsburgh
    • Lacher, Pforzheim
    • Marcello C., Würselen
    • Mühle, Glashütte
    • Robergé Genève, Le Brassus
    • Nienaber, Bünde
    • ORIS, Hölstein
    • Eddie Platts, UK (Timefactors)
    • Point TEC, Ismaning
    • RGM, Lancaster (USA)
    • Sinn, Frankfurt
    • Schauer, Engelsbrand
    • Timex, Pforzheim
    • Temption, Herrenberg
    • Tutima, Ganderkesee

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    Re: Where are Stowa cases made?

    Quote Originally Posted by expwmbat View Post
    Does anyone know where Stowa sources their cases? Are they German/European or sourced from Asia?
    Why should I care?

    As long as the quality is really outstanding, the case might be drilled by flying witches. No issue for me.


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    Re: Where are Stowa cases made?

    Quote Originally Posted by brainless View Post
    Why should I care?
    Some of us do. And we are appreciating that Jorg also cares.

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    Re: Where are Stowa cases made?

    Perhaps I misunderstood, sorry.

    But.......can you please tell me the difference between a well made case of asian origin and one being made in europe?


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    Re: Where are Stowa cases made?

    I was asking on behalf of someone else. To me, what is most important is the quality, and there is no question in my mind that the quality is first rate.

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    Re: Where are Stowa cases made?

    Fricker cases with quality work from Schauer/Stowa...

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    Re: Where are Stowa cases made?

    Volker,
    Your point is well made
    It should not matter where the case is made as long as it is made of best quality. Seiko and Citizen cases are excellent.

    It is however nice and refreshing to see a German watch made of German case even though it has a Swiss heart.

    Cheers,
    Bhanu

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