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Author Topic: STOWA watch info?  (Read 2619 times)
Herr Klinger
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« on: September 07, 2009, 02:33:33 am »

My father inherited this from his uncle, and doesn't know too much about it. I don't know much of anything about watches, but thankfully I know this site. Does anyone here have any information I can give him about this, such as a possible date, or anything? Thanks in advance.

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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2009, 03:37:56 am »

I wish I could help but I can't. I do want to say that it's fantastic. A great heirloom, imho.
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2009, 04:12:53 am »

Al I could find is it's german made, fairly high quality stuff, and could be made as early as 1927, as that is when STOWA first started making watches. If there's plastic on the front, then it's probably 50-60s or newer, or so I think.
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2009, 05:01:27 am »

If the crystal ever broke then it could well be replaced with a plastic crystal. 

But yes, Stowa have been making watches since 1927.  http://www.stowa.com/

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2009, 05:26:58 am »

I don't mean the crystal, I mean the hatching on the cover.
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2009, 05:44:49 am »

Thanks for the replies!!!

I'm pretty sure the hatching is not plastic. My father and his uncle grew up in Germany, so I'd imagine it's an earlier one.

Are there any marks on the interior that would help identify more about it?
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2009, 03:52:26 pm »

If you can open the case there might be some markings on the movement which will help identify it more.  You might also contact the Stowa watch museum and ask them.  Particularly if there is a serial number.  If there are any country identifying marks that might also give you a clue (pre/post WWII).

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