Stauer - The Daily Chronograph Review

This is the “Daily Chronograph” made by a company called Stauer. If you’ve never heard of Stauer, it’s probably because you have taste and class. I own two.

   Stauer is a company that mass produces all kinds of crap. Cheap jewelry, porcelain figurines, toy trains and even watches. To be fair, the first Stauer I bought is a decent timepiece. This is the other one.

   The chronograph feature doesn’t work properly, it weighs almost nothing and when you tap on the case cover it sounds hollow and cheap. This is because it is. Stauer lists the MSRP at $299, which is a joke. I paid $35 with discount codes.

   I only own two watches over 42mm. One is 48 and looks ridiculous on my dainty, bird-like wrist. This one is 45mm and actually looks pretty good. It’s actually giving thoughts about going outside my 38-42mm comfort zone. 

Overall, I’m not mad at it. I do wear it on a somewhat regular basis. I’ll definitely use the band when it ultimately craps the bed. The face has a cool pattern that I like. It would have been better if they didn’t try so hard on the case design. By trying to make it look fancy with the notches, they ultimately make it look cheaper. I don’t regret the purchase and It’s actually nice to have a larger watch to wear. And, like I said earlier, I do own a different Stauer that’s actually a nice watch that I’ll review at a later date. 
   If, for some reason, you’re interested in this watch after my “scathing“ review, here’s a link:

https://www.stauer.com/item/the-daily-chronograph 
 

Stauer - The Daily Chronograph Review

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  • Looks good
  • Nice strap
  • A 45mm I can wear
  • Cheap feel
  • Chronograph doesn’t work
  • Won’t last

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I have a couple of these types of watches, glad I bought, but not again. 

The dial does look fun and I'd like to see something similar in a better overall watch. 

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I've never succumbed to the Spaghetti Scametti meets J. Peterman meets Skymall ad copy of Stauer. Their self-promotion is, of course, ludicrous, but they do offer interesting designs for the price. Coin edged bezel, a manhole cover textured dial, and four hands that don't match each other is quite a unique feat. Oh wait, there is a stealth second hand. Is that no-contrast black or disappearing silver tone?

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The reason the chronograph "feature" doesn't work properly is because there is no chronograph feature. Just a couple of useless buttons. The brand was created to make money offf of oxygen depraved airline passengers.

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UnholiestJedi

I have a couple of these types of watches, glad I bought, but not again. 

The dial does look fun and I'd like to see something similar in a better overall watch. 

For sure 

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foghorn

The reason the chronograph "feature" doesn't work properly is because there is no chronograph feature. Just a couple of useless buttons. The brand was created to make money offf of oxygen depraved airline passengers.

Oh stop, I'm pretty sure they had full page ads in manly terrestrial paper magazines you'd find in the barbershop like Popular Mechanics and uh I dunno, maybe the car or gun magazines. I'll look for one next time I'm in a waiting room that still cares enough to have a magazine rack.

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I got one Stauer as a gift. Agree with your comments. It is a weirdly interesting, but not well made watch. Won’t buy one, but it does live in my oddity box. 

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Robcollects

I got one Stauer as a gift. Agree with your comments. It is a weirdly interesting, but not well made watch. Won’t buy one, but it does live in my oddity box. 

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That’s definitely an oddly shaped watch. 

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I think the dial looks is kind of weird. I don't know if it is the number font, the proportions, or both...

Also, a chronograph watch whose chronograph function doesn't work??? Blasphemous!

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I love your writing style, hope we can look forward to more reviews from you

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TheCianinator

I love your writing style, hope we can look forward to more reviews from you

Wow! Thanks so much!