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In 1996, Mr. Schauer took over the brand name STOWA (and some historical documents) from the son of the company founder (Werner Storz).
From its foundation in 1927 until today, STOWA has built thousands of different models without interruption.
The STOWA Museum in Engelsbrand shows special pieces. Jörg Schauer has been collecting very unusual items for many years and is also collecting informations about these historical watches.
Today, following the 90-year tradition, mechanical watches are still being manufactured at the gate to the Black Forest. We would be pleased to send you the current STOWA book free of charge with illustrations of historical watches, the history of German dial design and, of course, the current STOWA collection. (Over 272 pages of interesting pictures and stories about mechanical watches).
"Zukunft braucht Herkunft" (the future needs a background), as Odo Marquard (a german philosopher) has already said. STOWA's in-house museum proves this impressively. More than 70 (out of a total of several hundred old watches in stock) show a cross-section of STOWA's creative power. Step by step these watches are shown and described here in the virtual museum. Some texts are linked with additional information. Often you get another , bigger picture after clicking on the small picture. Be inspired by the historical STOWA watches. At that time as well as today the watches convince by a nice, balanced and simple design and a great love of detail. Beautiful. Good. True
“Your heart was warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter
Every day and in every way
Now forever and ever after."