I was given this watch by a friend for Christmas 2010. I was in shock! I couldn''t believe the quality and beauty. The crystal is so thick and the polish is just spectacular. The hands flash blue in the light. This is a watch you just can''t stop looking at. I have never owned such a beautiful timepiece and count this one an instant personal treasure.
A watch that is ok
When i got my Stauer Magnificat II Watch I was so happy but after a few months I have one problem with the watch, In the morning when I get up to look at the time the time is off and have to reset the time and I have to look at my phone to see what the real time is and I was even late for work when I relied on the time my Stauer Magnificat II Watch had. I think I will get another watch from Stauer because the watches are classy, elegant, and stylish looking.
Shiprock, New Mexico
Very classy looking watch and keeps great time, magnificat is an appropriate name..Stauer hit a grand slam with this masterpiece.
Larger time pcs.
Stauer manafactures such nice looking watches. I wish Stauer would produce larger time pieces as this is the style these days. 45 mm and up is what I feel more collecter''s would like to see.
East Stroudsburg, Pa
A Beautiful Timepiece
It Looks like A Beauty. I had to have one. I''m sure I will enjoy this one.
Sun City, AZ
Stylish, great value
I''ve had this watch about three months. It gets noticed, and I get great compliments. The watch is reasonably accurate - mine gains about a minute a week. The case seems solid and well polished, and the face and hands are very handsome - I like how the reflections bounce off the guilloche face, and the blue hands really catch the sunlight. The sun/moon part of the lower complication could have been done better - the little knob at the end of the revolving hand obscures the ''sun'' during daylight, and the long part obscures the ''moon'' at night. And I''m unsure about the durability of the band - the retaining straps on mine are starting to fray. But these are very minor quibbles. I love the watch and recommend it.The ordering process was very smooth. I will buy again from Stauer.
Looks great - very happy with this watch
I have owned this watch for about a year and am very happy with it. The face design is beautiful, and I haven''t gotten tired of it. The band is very durable and high quality on this particular model. The case is thick and the watch heavier than some, but it''s not uncomfortable. The only downside is that mine gains about 2 minutes in 5 days, so I have to periodically set the time back. It always works reliably though, so I can still trust it to prevent me from being late! It seems to continue ticking for about 1.5 days without being worn before stopping, which isn''t bad. Other than the caveat about being fast, I can recommend it!
Excellent quality, great looking and comfortable. Many positive comments on this time piece. Loses time after sitting 10 to 12 hours, minor issue. Very professional company to do business with.
Hernando Beach, Florida
Exceptional Watch, Unbelievable Price
I've had this watch for two weeks. It is absolutely gorgeous, it keeps perfect time, and it does NOT cost five thousand dollars. Not even five hundred dollars. This thing is a steal.
I will say that the watch has a higher profile than my other watches, but not so much higher that it's a problem. And the watch came with a black strap. I like a brown strap, so I changed it out. But the strap that came with this watch is twice as good as the brown one I put on it.
Unless you're wearing it every day, you need to wind it occasionally, but not often. (Even a Rolls Royce needs to stop at the gas station every once in a while.)
This is a quality product sold by people who clearly love watches. I don't work for Stauer. I'm a real customer, and I am happy to recommend this watch.
Overall great watch when it's working
Ordered the watch it took about a week to arrive. I completely understand as I live in the west coast. Anyway, the first watch I got froze constantly needing readjustment frequently I kept it for about a week till I decided to send this one back to get it replaced no questions asked. I wound it up and it runs perfect; all the subdials work never need to adjust them (except if the month is shorter then 31 days). Leather strap very comfortable and soft. So I would highly recommend buying this watch if your a first time buyer for automatics, or if you already have a collection. Great buy great service and nothing to lose.
This is a beautiful watch. What makes it extra special is the fact that it is an automatic. This is mechanized Art. If you want split second accuracy get an atomic or a quartz watch.
Great Watch, Better Price!
Read some of the other reviews, the complaints about it losing time after ten to twelve hours are funny. This is an automatic watch, which means while wearing it, it will automatically wind. If you dont wear it then it loses its timing. THIS WATCH IS AWESOME!Not my best but as far as cost and quality, #1 in my collection.
I was a little surprised by the thickness of this watch, I do not like thick watches. However, it is one of my favorites now. Simply put, elegant. Keep up the great craftsmanship Stauer.
Magnificat II review
This is a truly beautiful timepiece i would recommend anyone to purchase!
First time purchase of your watch
Bought this watch approx.: 6 months ago. When I received it I set it and manually wound watch. It started right up and I have not taken it off since. only to take a shower. I set this watch to my smart cell phone time and today I checked it again. Still accurate to the minute. Many compliments on this product and would buy again. This is a fully functional automatic self winding watch and works perfect. Great valve, great looks and will buy again.
Lake Saint Louis,Mo
My favorite watch
As the title states, this is my favorite watch. I have half a dozen, but I wear this one all the time. As other reviewers noted, it's gorgeous and gets commented on a lot. I've owned mine for about two and a half years. The finish has begun to wear off, but I keep it lightly polished with Mothers metal polish and the (now) more silvery finish accented with rose is quite nice. The strap is beautiful and durable. The crystal is tough enough to have gone through hard duty, but still looks perfect. Since the day I got it, my Magnificat II has lost one minute a day, every day - not an issue with a kinetic winder that's so fine looking and that I got for under $90.00 (are you kidding?). I highly recommend!
I've had this watch for about a week now.. I love it.. such an elegant timepiece.. I get a lot fo complements on it.. It's worth every penny..
Thanks guys.. I will be buying more for sure..
I received this watch as a gift from my wife after retiring from my job of 30yrs. The watch is beautiful. I love it. The detail is...amazing. My wife knows I am very picky when it comes to watches and she hit a home run with this timepiece. It is the perfect size. I have only had it a few days and it has become my favorite. Its beautiful. All the detail in this watch is so impressive. Keeping perfect time. Thank you Hun and thank you Stauer.
I received this watch from my wife for my 30th anniversary retirement.I opened it up and was just in amazement. It is a very beautiful watch. The quality is outstanding. I am very proud to have received this watch. So far it has not missed a beat. I wear it everyday and enjoy showing it. Beautiful, treasured timepiece I hope to pass down to one of our sons.
This is one of three watches I purchased for my husband's birthday! The look on his face was priceless! The quality and beauty of these watches is second to none! Thank you Stauer!
Las Vegas, NV
Sir Dr Charles W. Swan
Halifax, VA 24558
Super nice Time Piece
I have purchased this watch because I "needed" one like this for my collection... I like the design, the entire structure of the watch, and am happy with its accuracy. The sun/moon dial is interesting but not very visible, no big deal. I would buy this item again, any time. Well done Stauer!
I've had mine for a few years now and love it, I do have one little problem though. I just got a auto winder box for my automatic watches and my Stauer doesn't seem to do well in the clockwise motion. Is this a deal with Stauer or what, my Tissot does well in either direction. Anyone have an answer for me?
I got this watch 2 years ago its as classy as it can get really love it a must have
I just received the Magnificat II for Christmas. To be perfectly honest, my expectations were not very high. Though the watch looks great in their advertising photos, I didn’t really think a $90 watch would look that good in person. Boy was I surprised! The watch looks better than the photos and it is truly elegant. So far, it keeps excellent time. The automatic movement works flawlessly and all of the complications are easy to set and work as advertised.
I lived in China for several years and bought many of their A quality “knock off” watches while there. Quality and reliability was very inconsistent. I expected the same with this watch, but i’m guessing Stauer has implemented a good quality control program, as this watch looks beautiful and operates perfectly. Not sure how it will hold up over time, but the Stauer 2 year warranty is reassuring.
If you are looking for a beautiful, automatic timepiece for under $100, I highly recommend the Magnificat II.
The Feel of Knowledge
Being a small collector of watches, l’m normally a Sunday wearer. From the initial placing the Mag II on my wrist there was a feeling and appeareance of elegance. Just can’t seem to remove it. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to purchase this watch.
Glen Burnie, Maryland
This is my 2nd Stauer watch, the other, a "Squared Circle," kept accurate time for several years of daily use until it finally gave up the ghost about 2 years ago. I've had the Magnificat II for about a week now, it has not lost a second from when I set it to my computer's clock. Size is perfect, the look is outstanding! Love that it is a self-wind (no batteries). It's not a Rolex or a Tag-Heuer, and neither is the price, but for an exceptionally good looking watch that keeps time it doesn't need to be.
Elegant and very stylish
The Magnificat II (M-II) is truly a work of watchmaking art, from the elegant look to the design optics of the face and accuracy !!! I have been a Seiko man for over 35 years and still am, however the M-II is definitely competing for my left wrist :)
This has been my first purchase from Stauer and have found the overall experience to be seamless and very straight forward. Stauer representatives have been extremely courteous and very helpful in my initial purchase of not 1 but 2 M-II's. An additional one for my son. (I am Canadian and as a culture, we tend to be very dubious of... "sounds too good to be true"), not here so far. I am so impressed with the watch that I have ordered another for my collection and will be ordering the Guitar face/body for my dear friend as a Christmas present shortly.
Outstanding Stauer, please keep surprizing us :)
Castlegar BC Canada
Love this watch!
I bought this watch as a second choice to the actual one I wanted to purchase. It was a great deal if I bought two with the discount. While I do love my original choice, this watch has turned out to be my favorite. I can’t say enough about the craftsmanship and how well it keeps time. It is a beautiful timepiece I hope to enjoy for years to come.
What more can I say then I am pleasantly surprised with the beauty and quality of this timepiece. I am partial when it comes to vintage and vintage inspired pieces, but this watch lives up to the hype! I was struck by the detail when I first opened the box…I was equally as impressed with its functionality. The size is perfect for an everyday watch. Thank you Stauer for making an incredibly affordable watch with the precision of one of the classics!!!
My first STAUER watch
I picked this watch for its functionality and appearance. I've had it for a year and I have no complaints. It's classy and I wear it often.
Wrong description in the brochure
In the brochure it says "...He was intrigued by the three interior dials for day, day and 24-hour moon phases". He mistook the day/night indicator as the moon phase.
This watch is not a moon phase watch. My wish is to have a real moon phase feature on this beautifully grafted watch - showing the moon shape as it changes through 29/30 day cycle. Please. I know you can do it.
Best watch ever
My wife bought me an original 12+ years ago. The best thing she ever bought for me. I don't like wrist watches and don't like wearing them. This was the exception! But my grandson's "friend" stole it while I was at their house. My wife and I were heartbroken. I wish I had the $87 now to buy this one. Beautiful time piece.
how do you set the 24 hour
very VERY sold on this watch
This, quite possibly is the best wrist watch I have ever owned! I've had mine THREE years (that's right, three years)and it keeps excellent time...I've gotten numerous compliments on it-"Wow! What a good looking watch!" and have only the smallest of complaints...Sauer 'leather' bands do not seem to be particularly durable. (personal idiosyncrasy..I loathe metal bands..)I'm on my second band now...This small quibble aside, I like the watch so much I have another on the way..nothing wrong with the 'original,' just want a 'back up'. I'm an old man, and probably not that much time left, but for the remaining time, there will always be a Sauer on my wrist!
I have owned and used regularly the Stauer Magnificat II watch for over 7 years now. The timepiece still works well except that the leather strap has worn out. It is one watch i still love and it is not the only watch in my collection. Good job Stauer!!!