Introducing the Stowa Marine Classic 36

Stowa’s Marine line is perhaps as iconic as the brand’s Antea and Flieger series, and now it’s getting a new case size that should make a lot of small-wristed Stowa fans very happy—introducing the Stowa Marine Classic 36. As you may have already figured out from the name, this new entry into the Marine family measures just 36 millimeters across, which continues a recent trend by the brand of offering smaller versions of some of their most popular models.

Based on the Marine Beobachtungsuhr pocket watches once manufactured by Stowa, the Marine series is practically all dial, which means that it works well with the smaller case size. Expect the 36 (which has a height of 10.22 millimeters and a lug-to-lug of 44.6 millimeters) to look a little larger on the wrist. The case is rated to 5 atm. The watch will come on a black leather band measuring 18 millimeters at the lugs.


Stowa offers four dial variants here: one with Arabic numerals, another with Roman, and both are available with date or no date. The white dial is polished to mimic the look of enamel, which looks great paired with the black printing. The hands, like many across Stowa’s range, are heat-blued, and if my past experience with Stowa’s watches is any indication, they’re going to look great.

Powering the watch is an ETA 2824. You can get this watch with a basic grade movement, or with a highly decorated top-grade version for a reasonable surcharge of about 110 euros. For my money, I’d go with the upgrade.

The direct-to-customer price is 554.62 euros, which is roughly $650. With the upgraded movement, the cost jumps to 663.87, which is roughly $775. Stowa

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Ilya is Worn & Wound's Managing Editor and Video Producer. He believes that when it comes to watches, quality, simplicity and functionality are king. This may very well explain his love for German and military-inspired watches. In addition to watches, Ilya brings an encyclopedic knowledge of leather, denim and all things related to menswear.