Best Stauer Watches
Stauer is a watch brand established in 2001 by Michael Bisceglia, in an attempt to show the world that luxury timepieces don’t necessarily have to be expensive. He founded the Stauer brand on the premise that watches can look and feel luxurious, but they can also be affordable.
As such, today’s watch aficionados can enjoy exquisite Stauer watches for men and women that don’t break the bank and make you proud of being a fan of the brand. Stauer is now a well-known name in the industry and produces designs that can easily compare with Rolex, JLC, and other fancy brands in the niche.
1. Stauer Noire Bienne
- Made in Switzerland
- Gold finished stainless steel bracelet, caseback and fold over clasp
- Illuminated hands and hour markers
- Alloy Case
- Date window at 3 o’clock
The exquisite-looking Stauer Noire Bienne combines the simplicity of an analog dial with beautiful and luxurious golden tones that make you think of sun and warmth.
The dial is black, which allows the golden hour markers and hands to be very visible. Also, both the hands and the hour markers are illuminated, for better vision in the dark or in low-light conditions.
The bezel is fixed and the crown is in the standard 3 o’clock position. There’s also a date complication, right in line with the crown, and the dial doesn’t feature anything else but the Stauer logo.
Overall, the Noire Bienne looks and feels like a luxurious timepiece, but it is very affordable for almost anyone. To keep the price low, the watch is made from durable golden stainless steel (both the case and the bracelet), and it has a fold-over clasp.
It’s also powered by a very reliable Swiss-made movement, the Crystal Ronda 505 Quartz.
2. Stauer 1930 Dashtronic
- Automatic Watch – functions on kinetic power (simple body movement)
- Fits 7-8.5 inch wrists
- Black alligator-embossed leather band
- Stainless Steel Case; Case Diameter: 39MM
- Keep your automatic watches running in style with one of our Watch Winders. These can be found in the Automatic Watch section of our Stauer Amazon brand store page.
1930 Dashtronic is a celebration of an era of innovation and industrialization. The 1930s are regarded as the machine-age and many of today’s technologies have their roots trace back to this period.
But 1930 also had a strong impact on the watch industry as producers started experimenting with new cases and movements. One such experiment is a jumping mechanism complication, that uses numerals on a disc to tell the time. The idea was to implement the image of a mechanized dashboard (of the time) into a watch face.
The 1930 Dashtronic is not a jumping mechanism, but it does resemble one due to the unique-looking dial. Under the stainless steel cover, beats a 21-jewel Swiss Automatic movement, which you can see hard at work through the clear case back.
Overall, the design is unique without promoting antiquated technologies. In fact, the mechanism has a 3-ATM (30m/90ft) water resistance and comes with a beautiful black alligator-embossed leather.
3. Stauer Evergreen Diver
- Stainless steel case, caseback, crown and band
- Date window at 3 o’clock
- Water resistant to 20 ATM (660 feet or 200 meters)
- 19 millimeter band width, Fits wrists up to 8 1/2″
- Precision movement
With a full stainless steel build (case, case back, crown, and band) the Evergreen Diver is a precision dive watch with an eye-catching green dial. It can withstand up to 20 ATM (660 feet or 200 meters) underwater and it has luminescent hands and hour indices (for good legibility in low light conditions). Furthermore, the crown is a screw-down model, to avoid any water from getting inside the mechanism.
The good news is that, even though this is an affordable timepiece, it looks like a Rolex! The stainless steel case and band, the unidirectional rotating bezel, and the beautiful color combination (golden, silver, and green) create a beautiful design that’s quite eye catching.
The beautiful green dial only has one date complication (in the 3 o’clock position) that’s placed in a magnified window, so it’s easy to see.
While it doesn’t have that many features, this timepiece, powered by a Precision 2115 movement, means business. It goes well with both casual and elegant outfits, and doesn’t shy away from a bit of water!
4. Stauer Alta
- Genuine Gold Ingot Center Face
- Movement: Swiss Quartz Ronda 763
- Case Dimensions: 28mm X 33mm
- Band Length: 9 ½”
- 3 ATM
The Alta watch is another unique timepiece from Stauer, with a Greek-inspired design and a Swiss Quartz movement (Ronda 763). Furthermore, this timepiece is a true jewel, as it comes with 1 gram ingot of gold in the center of the face (the ingot of gold is actually issued by Credit Suisse, so you can be sure it’s genuine).
To complete the design, Alta also has a rose gold plated stainless steel and a brown, embossed leather strap. This time, the face is rectangular and the lens is made from Cotswald mineral crystal.
Overall, Alta looks a lot more expensive than it is, and it will boost any outfit (elegant or casual) to the next level. It’s also resistant (3 ATM water resistance) and has blued steel hands as a nice touch up to the design.
5. Stauer Bimini
- Precision crystal movement
- Stainless steel case, case back and crown with antiqued rose gold finish
- Water Resistant to 5 ATM
- Fits wrists 6″-9″; Ink blue stitching on Italian brown leather band
- Battery Type: SR626SW
Inspired by the 1940s military watches, the Bimini makes you think about the simpler days when it was easier to go on a fishing trip with your friends. The cognac brown leather strap and burgundy dial with beautiful shades of red that change into the light reminds you of nice cocktails and cigars while chatting with old friends.
While it may be a bit on the vintage side, Bimini is a watch for young and active men. It goes well with both elegant and casual outfits, but it’s also durable (50m water resistance) and features two complications on the analog dial (one for the date and one for telling time in 24h format).
The watch is powered by a Precision crystal movement (quartz) and has three hands to tell the time. The two main hands are white, so they are easy to follow, while the second hand is thin and metallic.
Overall, Bimini is a wonderful timepiece for classy and stylish men. It looks expensive (even though it’s very affordable) and is powered by a very accurate and reliable quartz movement.
Stauer Watch Buying Guide
When it comes to movements, Stauer is a brand that likes diversity. As such, their offer includes automatic, manual winding, quartz, and digital watches (smart models).
Still, most Stauer watches use Automatic or Quartz movements, usually made in Switzerland or Japan. Since the brand is very focused on quality and providing users with a fantastic experience their movements are premium quality, accurate, and reliable.
However, a Stauer automatic may be a bit less accurate than a Stauer Quartz (which is completely normal).
Design & Style
Based on the models we reviewed and other designs available on the market, it’s safe to say that Stauer is a brand of elegant and stylish timepieces. Whether it’s an analog watch or a digital one, the timepiece will always be designed to look and feel good on your wrist.
For instance, a Stauer hybrid watch doesn’t have the bulkiness that most watches in this category have. The same happens for their sports collection, where watches are designed with fine lines and interesting material and color combinations.
Stauer Watch Prices
Since the brand dedicated their work to creating affordable watches that look expensive, it’s safe to say that their prices are not high. Most of their timepieces fit in the under $200 price tag, but there are some models that go over $300+.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the Stauer watches are made entirely in Switzerland while others are made in the People’s Republic of China (they have a factory in Hong Kong). However, many models produced in China are equipped with a Swiss-made or Japanese-made movement. As such, the correct answer to this question is “it depends”. To know for sure, it’s best to check their official website or simply ask one of their customer service representatives.
Most brands that make affordable watches will skim on the quality of the materials or will cut corners in the manufacturing process. Still, Stauer managed to find a system that allows them to produce decent timepieces that look great and behave well in the long-term.
Furthermore, they keep the manufacturing process mostly in-house, which allows them to reduce costs. Overall, these are decent watches, with reliable movements, that look amazing on your wrist.
A watch is no longer an instrument that allows users to tell the correct time and date. Right now, it’s about status and fashion, which is why the visual appeal is important. However, not everyone can afford (or is willing to) shove a few hundred dollars on a timepiece.
So, if you’re looking for an affordable quality watch, that looks more expensive than it is, Stauer is the perfect brand for you. Its designs are impressive and some are even unique, which will give you the upper hand in a social situation.
If you feel the design is too good for the price, don’t worry – that’s the brand signature! Stauer is making every effort to keep the costs low without lowering the quality and craftsmanship.