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Here is an older Stowa Seatime. As we see on the dial it has
an automatic movement. The case size is 36x43 mm. The
thickness is 12 mm, including the domed crystal. The count up
bezel rotates smoothly in either direction. Here the watch is
shown on an 18 mm, flat black rubber strap. Although it does
not show up very well against the black background, the strap
seems a good match for the watch. The case back claims the
watch was tested for water resistance of "6 Atu". I would not
put it to the test now.

I looked on the Stowa Museum pages for a similar watch. The
site is presently down, but I saved a couple photos. I saw a
1969 model with similar hands and dial, but different case
shape. I also saw a 1970 model with different dial, hands, and
bezel, but similar case. Based on that I guess the watch shown
here is 1969-70 vintage. However, the construction seems
based on older design when compared to some other 1970
vintage watches.

I was attracted to the simple design of this Stowa Seatime, and
perhaps the red accents on the dial. Sadly, I realized while
taking the photographs that I have become accustomed to
wearing watches that are over built for case size and strength.
While it is nice looking, I am unlikely to wear this vintage
Stowa Seatime. It doesn't feel as robust as larger and more
modern watches, and I would not want to damage it.

Thanks for looking.
rationaltime
 

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Wow! Thnx for sharing! :-! :thanks

I understand that you are very carefull with this oldie!! Enjoy looking at it en maybe you can give her some wristtime on sunday morning|>

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Thanks for sharing. I like the way the date window gets larger towards the edge of the dial. Very cool.
 

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Indeed mr. Eagle eye :);-)!

It's asymmetrical but the dial is still in balans!
My TX has the same design feature, and two digit numbers have a slightly larger 2nd digit. A neat trick I am surprised more designs do not incorporate. :-!
 

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My STOWA Electric has such a date window too ( look at the second hand's bottom end: flash of lightning b-) ):




It's driven by a LIP movement:





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Steven,
I don't have much experience with older watches. I have not seen
another watch with a date window like this Stowa. I realize this is
the Stowa forum, but perhaps you could post a photo of the Timex
date window for comparison.

Volker,
That is an interesting "electric Stowa" (trying to avoid the pun).
I have a couple of questions. First, can you tell us if the battery
load is impulse or continous? To test that you might plug in the
battery. Then remove it and see if the movement keeps running
for a while.
Second, I see a few holes in the movement that look like screw
holes without screws. Look, for example, at about "2 o'clock"
to the battery compartment and then diagonally opposite that at
the edge of the case. Do you know if those holes are originally
left open? Could that be for some kind of mounting option?

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rationaltime
 

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I will try to answer your questions - but only in about a week: I'm on holidays in Austria and will be back home after April, 20th,



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I really like the dial on the 1969 vintage Seatime in rationaltime's fourth photo. Does anyone have any more information on it? Has anyone ever seen one up for sale anywhere?

Cheers,

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