When I met this watch, the first word out of my mouth was “whoa.” It was also the second. “That’s a BIG boy,” I said. “A real beast.” Buckling it up I felt like a bull rider in those anxious seconds before the gate buzzes open. It’s more watch than I was used to, but I had to break it in. Hold on tight partner, we’re going for a ride.
Here’s the thing, you don’t wear the Stauer Tauros Chronograph to blend in. This is not the plain faced, quarter-sized dress watch that your father kept on his night table. At over 50mm wide, the Tauros does not hide meekly underneath a tailored cuff. It sits high and heavy on your wrist, attracting stares like some monster mash-up of a crocodile and a battleship. Take off your jacket. You’re better off just rolling up your sleeves and giving this watch some room.
The watch’s gleaming stainless steel case houses a precision movement that oscillates at blazing speeds of 32,768 times per second. The generously sized face showcases a trio of complication and a date window with the kind of depth and detail usually found in much more expensive designer chronographs. And that’s where this giant really dwarfs its competition. You could easily spend $3,400 on a similar-looking, silver dial, leather band chronograph. But if you choose the Stauer Tauros, you can go big for the tiny price that proves it’s brawn with brains!