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Hi guys,

In Germany there is a limited version (100 pieces) of the Stowa Exima available with the historic hand-winding movement PUW 560 (PUW = Pforzheimer Uhren Werke).
The PUW560 was build in Pforzheim, the old Stowa location, between 1970 and 1977. Manufactum, a German mail order company which is the exclusive distributor of the Exima line, bought these movements several years ago and now sells these watches.

I can't find a lot of information about that movement on the web. For me it seems that the PUW560 was no "special" movement known for e.g. accuraccy, just a movement ...
The Exima chronometer with ETA 2824-2 is sold for 690 EUR, the Exima PUW560 for 750 EUR.

So my questions are:
Does anyone know more about the quality of this movement?
How would you, as experienced watch fans / collectors, rate such a combination (new watch from a "historic" brand - with a historic movement)?
Is it worth to be collected? Would you say that it is worth the money (your money)?
From the accuracy I would estimate that the ETA Chronometer is the better buy.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts and suggestions.

Cheers
Ralf
 
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Once upon a time ther was a Kleine Schauer with PUW 560 and is considered to be a good one.
 

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Thank you very much, Mike.
You're always well informed :gold

Anyone with comments to my "worth to be collected" question?
I'm new in watch collecting and haven't found a real line of thought yet.
At the moment I'm just going in the direction of "buy what you like / can afford" ;-)

Cheers, Ralf
 
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Dieselweasel said:
...From the accuracy I would estimate that the ETA Chronometer is the better buy....
Cheers
Ralf
Well, the title of a "chronometer" can be compared to a diploma from a specialized school. At a given time of his life, a candidate has proven, thanks to an exam, that he had met with the performances criteria providing him with that title.
In the same way as for a graduate, this title has been granted to him for his entire life, although his performances may slightly get altered within the years."

Stowa watches do provide an excellent time keeping. The Exima with Omega 286 movement was sold out in no time, the combination of an old heart in new shape is interesting and maybe it´ll re-sell for more on the long run ;-)

I don´t see that a COSC-certification will add a value if selling it in the future. Rolex and Omega watches are selling like hote cakes in the 2nd-hand-market but this is not based on COSC movements, it´s because of their reputable brand name (and overall quality).

What did I want to say :thanks Oh yes---go for the PUW Exima.Justmytwocents.
 

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Hello Mike,

stuffler said:
Well, the title of a "chronometer" can be compared to a diploma from a specialized school. At a given time of his life, a candidate has proven, thanks to an exam, that he had met with the performances criteria providing him with that title.
I agree. Additionally it means that the watchmaker used the highest available quality of this special ETA movement. This, in my perspective, is an additional value.


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... the combination of an old heart in new shape is interesting and maybe it´ll re-sell for more on the long run ;-)

What did I want to say :thanks Oh yes---go for the PUW Exima.
That's what I wanted to hear :)
I added it to my list of the "wish you were here's":
  • Glashuette Original Senator Auf und Ab
  • Omega Aqua Terra Railmaster Chronometer
  • Omega Speedmaster Professional
  • Stowa Seatime
  • Stowa Exima PUW560
  • TAG Heuer Link Chronometer
Cheers, Ralf
 
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