Immaculate condition for its age, this rare 17-jewel AS 977-2 1970's timepiece offers simple grace and beauty that was a trademark of the era. The finishing touch is the 70's-style Wire mesh flex band which is also in almost untouched condition though at certain angles there is a slight darkened spot at the back of the band. There is absolutely no wear of the plating or dirt. I would say based on the absence of any visible wear and the condition of the band, this was most likely put in a drawer and left there. A waste for certain, but someone now gets to appreciate and benefit from its casual history.
The manual-wound mechanical movement is also a step back in time and is not for everyone. Know what you're buying and that it will need to be wound daily to keep proper time. It's most definitely worth the exercise for those of us that appreciate the timeless beauty of this form and function.
Inside we have a 17 rubis, A Schield 1977-2 Swiss movement completely overhauled and timed. To honor the like-new condition, I opted to include a brand new fitted crystal. The "Stowa" name and logo can be seen on the champagne-colored dial at 12 o'clock position and 17 JEWELS & INCABLOC is just above the 6 o'clock position. For those unfamiliar with the term, "Incabloc" indicates a shock resistant element to help protect the balance against breakage if dropped.
STOWA is based in Engelsbrand, Germany and has been producing quality timepieces since 1927. STOWA is owned by Jörg Schauer, who also owns the Schauer watch brand and the DUROWE watch movement brand.
To own a Stowa is to own a piece of history!
Total length 7 3/8"
Total weight 26.8 grams...
Bezel is ¾" wide including the crown
The face/dial (measured by the crystal) is 13mm W x 17mm H
The case back is stainless steel and the case/bezel complete is 8mm thick.
The band tapers form ½" at the bezel to 3/8" at either end & is 2mm thick
ABOUT OUR WARRANTY: All of the watches sold on Mi~Kollectibles are given a new battery (if applicable), cleaned inside and out (if not new), and come with a 1-year limited warranty which covers the watch actually keeping time within the normal range of accuracy for the specific type of watch. The warranty does not cover, damage caused by neglect, abuse, modification, shock or water damage, or even throwing against the wall. If you are interested in purchasing this item, please consider contacting us first to receive a copy of the full Warranty. The warranty is for real, and we want to make sure you are aware of all the details on what IS and IS NOT covered. If you're unsure whether you are covered should your watch stop working email us first and we'll be happy to help make a determination. You are responsible for shipping costs both ways for watch repair.
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