Take my word for it, this is the watch your grandfather wishes he had. Most hard-working gentlemen at the turn of the 20th century had a soft spot for a timepiece like this. Slim. Elegant. Just enough golden flash to suggest a taste for the finer things. There’s no doubt that grandpa wanted one of these. Not everybody got to experience the pleasure of Swiss luxury. Some landed one after retirement. Others saved a lifetime to afford one. Today, you don’t have to wait nearly as long. We’ve gone back in time and made it better. This is the world’s only 100-year-old watch that was born yesterday.
The Stauer Exeter is not a vintage watch—it’s better! Its fired ceramic face recalls the porcelain complexions of another time. The civilized arrangement of Roman numerals, Breguetstyled hands and a separate seconds dial pays tribute to a less complicated era. Once you put it on, you might just have to check the calendar to make sure it’s not 1912.
I modeled the ultra-slim Exeter after one of the first wristwatches ever made by Switzerland’s most influential timekeeping dynasty. Inside, it keeps precise time thanks to a legendary Swiss movement. Outside, it’s water-resistant to 3 ATM and secures with a genuine brown leather band. And if you think your old man’s old man had a tough time getting a watch like this in his day... things haven’t gotten any easier. Turn-of-the-century originals at auction can easily set you back six figures. Even luxury brand "reissues" start around $18,000! Stauer is the only place you’ll find a watch that looks like the original, runs more accurately and costs LESS than it would have 100 years ago. Your grandfather would be proud. Fits wrists 7 ¼"–9 ½".