Stowa is a watch brand that has been in operation since 1927. The company is based in Germany and has established a solid reputation for creating innovative timepieces with high-quality materials and expert craftsmanship. The brand name is a symbol of quality and it has become a favorite of many watch enthusiasts throughout the world. We've put together a collection of the best-selling and most beloved models released by the brand. Here are the 20 best Stowa watches of all-time for your consideration and enjoyment.
20. Stowa Seatime Professional Diver
This model is a very rare find and is still one of the more popular models as a collectible item. This is a rare black orange number 2 men's watch that features a stainless steel case that measures 43 mm in width. The bracelet is a silvertone made of matching stainless steel material. It is powered with an automatic movement and the watch is water-resistant up to 30 ATM. This is a limited edition that features luminescent hands for high legibility, along with a unique orange and black color scheme for the dial and bezel.
19. Stowa 1930 Small Second
This is a rare vintage Stowa wristwatch from the 1930s era. The case is made of steel material and measures 38 mm in diameter and 10 mm in thickness. This, unlike most modern timepieces, is not resistant to water damage so extra care must be taken to avoid damage. It is powered with a manual winding movement. The crystal protecting the dial and the inner workings is made of Plexiglass versus the more modern mineral crystals or sapphire crystal covers. This model features a small seconds function and blue steel hands.
18. Stowa Marine Original Blue Rosegold 750/000
The Marine Original Blue Rosegold 750 is a limited edition wristwatch that sold out quickly upon its release. It is among the favorites in the Marine Original Blue lineup. The gold used to make this timepiece is from repurposed gold from fine gold jewelry and gold coins that have been melted down, making it unique from inception. The case is made of 18karat rose gold with a width of 41 mm. The dial features a high polish with black print and hands made of tempered blue steel. The movement is a Unitas 6498-1 caliber manual wind with a screw balance. The watch is waterproof up to 5 ATM and comes with a choice of a metal bracelet or a leather strap.
17. Stowa Flieger Klassic Chrono Tachymeter Scale
The Flieger Klassic Chrono Tachymeter scale is a newer model that was made to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Stowa watch manufacturing company. This is a limited edition released in 2017 with a vintage aesthetic in a chronograph scale. Only 90 examples have been released which makes them collectible since the day they were available. The case is made of stainless steel which has been hand-ground, in a 41 mm or 43 mm size. The dial is highly legible with an attractive matte black background with printed characters in white with Superluminova C3 making it visible in all lighting conditions. The hands, markings, and numbers are all treated with luminous material. The watch is powered by a caliber Valjoux 7753 automatic movement and it is water-resistant up to 5 ATM. This edition was offered in the choice of a metal bracelet or leather strap.
16. Stowa Prodiver Olympic Bronze
The Prodiver Olympic Bronze is another of Stowa's more popular models for divers. Bronze material is the highlighted feature because of the unique patina that each watch develops throughout the passage of time. The case is made of titanium in a width of 42 mm with a sandblasted finish in the middle part in the hand-ground case. The bezel is a rotating type made of titanium with a bronze inlay in the center which becomes the focal point of the piece. The dial comes in several color choices and the markers are treated with Superluminova C3 to make the indications legible in all lighting types. The watch is powered with a caliber ETA 2824-2 mechanical automatic movement. It comes with a leather strap and the helium valve combined with the titanium case makes this watch resistant to water up to 3,300 feet.
15. Antea Klassic KS Roman Rose
This best-selling model has its roots in the original timepiece released in 1937. The more modern iteration features a stainless steel case that measures 35 mm in width with a polished finish. The dial is a special feature with rose gold plating and Roman numerals in rose gold plating for a high-end aesthetic. The hands are made of Stowa's signature blued steel material giving a nod to the vintage watches produced in the 1930s era. The movement is a Peseux 7001 manual winding mechanical type. This watch is water-resistant up to 3 ATM.
14. Antea Klassic KS 41 Black
This is yet another of Stowa's best selling wristwatches. The Antea Klassic KS 41 Black features a stainless steel case in a 41 mm width with a polished finish. The dial is coated with silver and features black print for a lovely contrast. The hands are made of blued steel with white coating for good legibility. The watch is powered with a Unitas 6498-1 manual winding movement. The watch is resistant to water up to 5 ATM and comes in the choice of a metal bracelet or a hand-stitched leather strap.
13. Stowa Antea Back to Bauhaus 390 Limited Silver Watch
This is a very special limited edition with only 100 ever made and released for sale throughout the world. The case is made of stainless steel and measures 39 mm in width and 9.2 mm in depth with a polished finish. The dial is made of solid silver with black print which lends a high degree of contrast and legibility. The hands are made of tempered blued steel. This watch is powered by an ETA 2824-2 top version movement with blued screws and it is a mechanical automatic type. Other special features include a screwed case back and engraving on the hand-made rotor. The watch is water-resistant up to 5 ATM and is available in either a leather strap or a metal bracelet.
12. Stowa Antea 1919 Black Forest Limited Edition
This very special limited edition was made in a batch of just 100 pieces for distribution throughout the world, emerging as a fine collectible from the brand. This watch was made in the Black Forest and features a stainless steel case with special black coating along with a black dial. It was made in tribute to the 100th anniversary of teh Staatliche Bauhause (1919-1933). It is powered with an ETA 2824-2 movement.
11. Stowa Flieger Classic 40 Baumuster B
This model is a high-quality pilot watch that is inspired by Stowa's 1940s editions. This special release was made with stainless steel case material in a width of 40 mm. The hands are made of real blued steel, adn the dial indications are treated with superluminova to enhance legibility in all lighting conditions. A Swiss movement powers this remarkable timepiece.
10. Stowa Antea Classic 365
The Antea Classic 365 is another top-selling Stowa model that takes its inspiration from the Bauhaus design watches of 1937. The case is made of stainless steel and measures 36.5 mm in width. This version features a handmade STOWA brand rotor, real blued steel hands, and it is offered with a handstitched leather strap.
9. Stowa Marine Classic 40
The Marine Classic 40 is one of the ten top best-selling Stowa watch models. This watch is ideal for everyday casual use. It comes with a standard ETA 2824-2 basic movement but you can upgrade the caliber to a top finish of the same movement, or you have the choice of the hand-winding edition of the movement, known as the ETA 2804-2 for an extra cost. The case is made of polished stainless steel and measures 40 mm in width and 10.3 mm in depth. The dial is white with a highly polished finish that resembles enamel with black print. the hands are Stowa's signature temperature blued steel. This watch is waterproof up to 5 ATM and it comes with your choice of a metal bracelet or leather strap.
8. Marine Classic 36 Roman White
This is a classic best-seller that has been made available with a variety of dial versions. You have your choice of Roman or Arabic numerals for the dial and a model with the date or a variant without the date. Each variation comes with a stainless steel case that is 36 mm in width, with the signature temperature blued steel hands. The Marine Classic 36 is powered with a top automatic movement caliber ETA 2824-2 which can be upgraded to the hand-wound version, the ETA 2804-2.
7. Stowa Ladies
This is a popular selling model for the ladies. This is a 1970s model that is no longer in production, but not difficult to find if you're looking. This delicate and attractive watch for the ladies features a stainless steel case in a width of 23 mm and a depth of just 8 mm. It is powered with a 17 jewel mechanical movement and comes with a leather strap.
6. Stowa Partitio Black Automatic
This modern iteration of the Partitio features a stainless steel case of 37 mm and a vintage aesthetic that gives a nod to the simple design of the 1930s with an understanted elegance. The case is just 11 mm in thickness for a slim profile and comfortable fit. The dial is a matte black with white printed Arabic hour numerals and a coating of Superluminova for legibility in all lighting conditions. The case back is solid and features the Paritio logo engravement. It is powered with an ETA 2924-2 movement with a power reserve of 40 hours.
5. Stowa Prodiver Rhodium
The Prodiver Rhodium is one of the top five best sellers for the Stowa watch brand. It is made with a titanium case that measures 42 mm in height and 15.6 mm in depth and features a matte sandblasted finish in the middle section that has been hand ground. The dial is available in a choice of variations, all versions treated with Superluminova C3 for excellent legibility in all lighting conditions. The hands are also treated with Superluminova C3 in a variety of color options. The watch is powered with an ETA 2924-2 automatic mechanical movement. It is water-resistant up to 100 ATM with a helium outlet, a screwed crown, and a screwed solid case back. This is an award-winning model in the sports watch category, earning the best diver watch on several occasions. It's available with your choice of a metal bracelet or a leather strap.
4. Stowa Marine Classic Chrono
This is a 2013 edition that has won multiple German awards. It's a classical chronograph featuring blued steel clock hands with a silver dial. This model is available in a 41 mm size which is the standard release, and a limited collection of 43 mm cases in stainless steel. The depth of the case is 13.7 mm and it is water-resistant up to 5 ATM. It is powered with a mechanical automatic Valjoux 7753 movement with 30 minute counter and small seconds functions. The watch is available in your choice of a polished stainless steel bracelet or a genuine leather strap.
3.Stowa Flieger TESTAF TO1
This model is one of the most popular pilot watches released by the brand. It is developed by the FH Aachen and meets the requirements for pilots' watches with adherence to all functional requirements. The special certification that this watch model bears is accomplished by just two companies including STOWA/Engelsbrand and SINN/Frankfurt,
2. Stowa Antea Back to Bauhaus BLUE
This is one of the best-selling Stowa watches of all time. The blue version of the Bauhaus design model is a modern iteration created by the founder of frog design and Apple design language inventor Hartmut Esslinger. The design is a joint effort of Esslinger and Stowa to reflect vivid colors in the watch along with modern styling. This watch is available in your choice of 39 mm, 36.5 mm and the smaller 35.5 mm case width. It is also available in your choice of Blue, which is the most popular for the dial color, as well as white, black, brown, pink, and green colors.
1. Stowa Prodiver Lime and Orange
This is one of the most vibrant colored of all Stowa watch models as well as one of its best-selling products. This version of the prodiver is made with a titanium case that is water-resistant up to 3,300 feet. It's one of the most highly recognized of all Stowa sports watches, winning awards from 2013 through 2019 consecutively. This model has earned the reputation for being Stowa's best divers' watch.
Written by Garrett Parker
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