No more Mr. Nice Watch
Forget sleek and subtle, the Stauer Colossus Hybrid is one
Size matters. Just ask Demetrius, the unfortunate Greek general who was sent to conquer Rhodes in 305 BC. He figured that a massive force of 40,000 men, a fleet of Aegean pirates and an arsenal of wall-smashing war machines would be enough to crush the tiny Greek island. But the people of Rhodes were ready and they put up a bigger fight than Demetrius expected. They held the island, repelled his attack and sent the legendary "Beseiger of Cities" back to Cyprus with his tail between his legs.
The Rhodians constructed a huge tribute to their patron god, Helios. The monument was paid for with the abandoned wares of Demetrius' army and crafted from the melted-down metals of the enemy's armaments. The Colossus of Rhodes was a 107-foot bronze-and-iron giant that towered over the harbor like a ten-story trophy, warning invaders that "Rhodes is tougher than you think."
You communicate the same message when you strap on the Stauer Colossus. In designing the watch, my instructions were clear. Build it as tough as a battleship and fill it full of surprises. Make it a hybrid, because it should work twice as hard as a regular watch. And make it look like a million bucks. When I put it on I want to get excited about rolling up my sleeves. Looking at the final product, I'd say "Mission Accomplished."
The Colossus Hybrid Watch may not qualify as a Wonder of the Ancient World, but it's still impressive. The heavy metal case features a rotating gunmetal bezel that frames the stunning analog/digital dial with markers and numerals that really pop against the bold black face. Luminous white hands and a bright yellow second hand mark analog time with a precision quartz movement and a trio of digital windows handle time as well as day, date and countdown timers. The Colossus secures with a unique folded stainless-steel bracelet that includes textured, dark-toned center links. A rugged timepiece that proves even tougher than it looks. Fits wrists 6 ¾"”9".
- Water Resistant Up to 3 ATM
- Quartz movement
- Gun metal gray colored bezelBezel
- Luminous hands
- Analog and digital display
- Case: Alloy
- Case Diameter Mm:43
- Wrist Size Inches: 6 ¾” – 9”
- Solid Back
- Mineral Crystal
- Case Thickness Mm:16
- Band Width Mm: 22
- Band length: 9”
- Folded stainless band
- Weight: 138 grams
- Includes Product Specification Certificate (psc)
I like the watch,
I like the price.
11500 Watkins Rd.Manchester Mi. 48158
My fiancé bought this watch and I love it so much that I sleep with it. I LOVE IT. It is worth a lot more than there charging great watch
Stauer Colossus Hybrid
This purchase was totally on impulse (saw an ad in a mag). I had purchased a Stauer automatic in the past and after such a positive experience with that one, I said what the heck. I received the watch and even my skeptical wife was blown away with how cool this watch looked out of the box. And it is a perfect size face. Not too small and not too big. I have no idea what the fascination is with all these high priced super large watch faces is all about. I mean, it looks like you are wearing a kitchen clock on your wrist for heaven''s sake. It only looks good if you are a starting middle linebacker for an NFL team and have 25 inch wrists! This watch on the other hand makes a statement of luxury without looking cheap. Great watch, great look, fantastic value!
This is great watch for the price, or perhaps for any price. I replaced a Seiko Diver''s watch with it. However, the instructons are a little lean. I cannot figure out how to get the digital display back to 24 hr military time (where it started before I reset it it to CDT).
Corpus Christi, TX
Online customer servive was great!! I will post another review when I receive my watch.
Sauk Village, IL
Watch was far beyond my expectation
With every function I reviewed I was never led to any conclusion except "Impressive". With Stauer''s Low prices and quality watches I will be looking forward to purchasing a few more designs for an impressive variety.
Nice looking time piece
I received the watch this evening and had the time set and wrist strap sized within an hour. The instructions for setting the watch were fine but, of course, nothing about how to adjust the size of the strap. That job is fairly easy if you''ve played with metal straps before. The watch is big, no surprise for something named "Colossus." Looks more complicated than it is; I don''t see the purpose of having numbers around the digital display windows. The back lighting illuminates the digital display windows, not the whole watch face. Digital time display can be set to 12 or 24 hour format, which I like since I prefer 24 hour. I''ve set the time based on an Atomic clock, so I''ll have a chance to gauge the accuracy of the watch in a week or so. I like the uni-directional ratcheting bezel, too. I''m not sure how useful the tachymeter markings are. This is my first watch with those. All in all, a substantial, impressive-looking watch. It appears to be good value for the price, assuming that it proves to be reliable.
I''ve had this watch for about a month now and it has been nothing but great. The only problem i had was removing the metal links on the band because the pins aren''t as distinguished as other watch brands, but after that was sorted out, the watch feels great on the wrist and looks awesome!
Bear Creek, NC
Colossus watch review
Pros: Great price, great looks overall and nice weight.Cons: The analog second hand looses over a second a day and is constantly out of sync with the digital second counter.There does not appear to be a day/date display.
Santa Clara CA
Better than I expected x 10!
Since I saw the ad in National Geographic, I was sure the watch would be ok. Let me tell you what a pleasant surprise! From the moment I pulled it out of the box and put it on my wrist it rocked! It is now a part of my body. Quality, quality. This watch performs like a $300.00 Seiko all day long.I can''t afford a rolex, but I am proud to be a new Stauer Colossus owner. Nice savings too!Wayne~
Colorado Springs CO
NICE WATCH OVER-ALL
Purchased the watch on impulse from an airline magazine. Magazine color photos of the watch show the bezel ring and center sections of the wrist band links as stark black, and when it arrived the color of these areas was a muted steel grey. I was a little disappointed it was not as shown but it is totally acceptable. The alarm is barely audible and a countdown timer feature would be nice although I knew there was no countdown feature before I bought it. The days of the week are barely visible to the naked eye unless you use the back light in the dark.Perhaps a countdown timer could be added to future models in lieu of the days of the week. The watch is solidly weighted,handsome on the wrist, and appears to be well constructed for the money.This is my second watch from Stauer and will probably buy another sometime down the road.
I have had the Colossus for about 6 weeks now and I think it is great! I took it to a jeweler to have the band resized, no problems there. In the beginning, it was difficult to unsnap the clasp on the band but after using it for a week or 2 it is not sticking anymore. The photos in the catalog and online show the days of the week visible all the time, but mine only shows the current day, one at a time. I like the small digital time display. I have the analog time with the hands and set the digital to military 24 hour format. Pretty neat! Overall is it worth every dollar I paid for it! I highly recommend the Colossus. Great looking, too!
Great looking, superb watch!
I purchased the Colossus in August. In the beginning I found it difficult to undo the clasp, but after some use it became no problem to open the band. I did take the band to a local jeweler to have it resized, no problem with that either. The timepiece is great looking and stands out in a crowd. I thought you could see all the days of the week all the time like the photos show, but only the current day is highlighted. However, that''s not an issue. Overall. the Colossus is a terrific watch and well worth the price. I highly recommend it!
I love this watch! Rugged but sophisticated at the same time.Have already gotten a few compliments at work! The only thing I would point out is that the picture makes the unidirectional bezel and center links on the band appear to black which I liked however they are NOT black. They are actually a gun metal grayish/bronze color which I still like. I think the watch in the picture is picking up the black surface that it is sitting on and reflecting that color back. Overall a great looking watch and not so big that you look like you''re wearing a house clock!!!
Very attractive and well detailed. Well worth double the price asked. I am very pleased. It is handsome, rugged and accurate. Band was easy to adjust. It is a large and rather heavy timepiece but that just adds to its impact.
Space Coast, FL
Great looking watch
Love my new watch.
Bought this watch as an everyday watch and it is great. It looks and feels great. Looks as good as my more expensive Bulova watch, but I actually like it better. Stauer is the way to go for me.
colossus hybrid digital / analog watch
nice looking watch
Greensboro N. C.
Online customer service was good!! I will post another review when I receive my watch.
Style, size, functionality, & great price. This watch looks and feels great. Looks as good as other more expensive pieces. I have a feeling that I will have this watch forever! I love this watch! Very attractive and well detailed. Did I say great price at $79? Thanks Stauer for showing some love to some us smaller fish!!
I love it!
Got it shipped quickly, bought on impulse from reading about it in one of the NRA maazines and as the ad says, I get excited about rolling up my sleeves, even in cold weather I am now wearing short sleeve shirts just to show it off. Nice watch! Good stuff for the price!
Grand Junction, CO
Nice Watch, Cheap Band
I really like the watch but the band feels very cheap. I would rather pay an extra $20 for a better quality band.
Very Nice Watch!
The watch is awesome! The only complaint is the second hand does pick up extra time and becomes slower than the digital and I have to keep resetting the analog part of the clock can be frustrating...not sure what to do...
Worth the Price!
Watch is better looking in real life than in the photos. For the price it is a great deal.
Pleasant Grove, UT
I was concerned about purchasing a watch without seeing it in person. It looks great and feels like an expensive watch. I have had many compliments on this watch and have been asked where I got it. It''s a great watch for the money and I recommend it to anyone who wants a high end watch at a great price. I have had no problems with the watch and look forward to another purchase with Stauer.
I''ve had my watch a few months now. Very impressive to look at...however, a couple of things could be improved on. The day indicator is hard to read, even with a magnifying glass. The lighted dial is not the whole face, just the three small faces. Setting seems a little difficult for the digital portion. Other than that, I really like this watch and would buy it again for $79.00
This is the second Stauer watch that I own. I really like the looks and feel of this watch.They really stand by there product also I had a problem with the watch sent it back for repair or replacement not a problem at all problem fixed and I really enjoy this watch.Rick
Silver Springs NY
Great Customer Service
This company is the great when it comes to resolving your issues.
Really Like it!
I got this watch as a birthday gift. I only own it for two days and am really impressed with the looks and feel of the watch for the price. The watch feels really lite on your wrist. have to agree with some of the other post about the numbers on digital perimeter windows serve no purpose but looks good. It was easy to set and adjust the wrist band by removing a couple of the links. Fits great! Thanks!!
For What It''s Worth
I have had my watch about a month now. In total, I am glad I have it and wear it almost everyday. Pros: The watch is sized nicely, i.e., not too big nor too small. The face and hands are well beneath the crystal which gives a nice depth effect. The analog hand are large and easy to read. The case is well constructed and sturdy. Everything works. It''s handsome and very masculine. Cons: The analog hands overpower the digital time. The flourescence of the analog hands are weak or non-existant. Although the days of the week appear within the black marker which depicts each day, the writing is too small to read. The analog time loses about a minute a week. The biggest fault is the band. It has few adjustable links. I had to take to a jeweler to have adjusted to prevent damaging the band. However, the watch fits now. I would buy it again especially at this price.
Great looking watch
My watch arrived 4/5/12 and It''s darker In color then the picture shows, It''s a really nice gun metal color, for the value you cant lose, but the digital features are tough to set and a little hard to see, that would be my only complaint, but for me I just wanted a good looking watch and that''s what I recieved. This Is my second watch that I have purchase from Stauer and I know I will buy another one. If you are looking for a great looking sports watch for only $79.00 I highly recommend you buy this one!
Works for me!
Received this watch today. Remarkable! Had to take it to jeweler to adjust the wrist band. (I;m too clumsy.) HE remarked about the quality and style and was sure I had paid around $200.00 for it! He was shocked at $79. Contrary to other reviews, the center of my watch is not gun metal gray, and a deep rich black. Directions for settings were easy and quite doable. This is my second, but not my last Stauer!
My wife has bought four watches from Stauer for me, but this is the most rugged. I had an issue with my watch, but Stauer was true to their word and replaced my watch. I plan on buying many more as I love the quality of their watches. I will recommend them to anyone. Thanks for your quick service.
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
This purchase was totally on impulse (saw an ad in a mag). I have purchased other Stauer watches in the past and have had positive experience with all, I said what that looks really cool. I received the watch and told my wife I bought it for my birthday.My wife was thought it was really cool also. Great size and feels right. cheap. Great watch, great look, fantastic value!
This product is great. It is everything that they said it was and more. What a great deal for a great product.
This was my first Stauer Watch and I am proud to own it. This is a great watch and I recommend it to anyone.
Great watch. Almost perfect.
I love this watch. But a couple cons: instructions on how to adjust the band is missing. Also, no date display. Another thing that drives me nuts is that I cannot turned off the hourly chimes. Not good when you are in a meeting, a cinema or other settings that require electronic sounds to be off.
San Francisco, CA
I''M RATING THE PHONE REP.& SERVICE MARCELLA AS VERY GOOD!!! GIVE HER A RAISE.
This is a great watch, particularly for the price. It can''t be beat. This watch goes well in casual dress, but can work pretty well with a suit and tie as well. Like some other reviewers, I have noticed that the digital second display get out of sync with the analog hands, but this is a minor inconvenience at most. The analog hands keep perfect time! I liked my watch so much that I got one for my son and he loves his too. My only regret is that I didn''t spring for the titanium model. I have four Stauer watches and I have been impressed by the price:quality ratio of each of them.
Nice watch, however instructions for setting digital time to 12/24 or military is very vague. I see others have the same complaint. At least train your phone personnel to help with this problem. Not every buyer is a geek!
Las Vegas NV
I love my new watch. I love it
Works and looks good. Can''t figure how to turn off the hourly chime.
Fantastic watch right out of the box! Pre-set on time/date etc...
It came a day early, and was presented in a very nice box with the watch band around a pillow.
It took me 15 minutes to figure out the functions except the tachymeter.
I tried at first to do the wristband my self, did not have the tools.. so I spent 10 bucks at my local jewelers and he did in less the five minutes.
someone posted about the seconds, follow the directions and you can get spot on with the analog.
Overall 4.0., I would recommend that there be instructions for the wristband as well, otherwise I love it; the wife now thinks I have some style, plus those earrings helped as well LoL.
New York City
Not enough o's in smooth to describe the coolness of this timepiece. I saw this one in one of my cycle mags and directly went online and placed my order. Only took a few days to recieve. Craftsmenship is high quality. I have several other timepieces but this one is def the coolest in my collection. Have recieved plenty of compliments. A jeweler friend was also very impressed with this piece. I will def be ordering again soon. ;)
Not enough o's in smooth to describe this timepiece. Craftmanship is topnotch!
Southern Elkton CecilTucky MAryland
Wife surprised me with this one.
Looks even better on!
This is a great watch. I saw the watch in a National geographic magazine and was impressed by the photo. I purchased the watch because I needed a watch that could withstand the ware and tare that I am going to put on it. So far I've had the watch for 5 months now and it has with stood with flying colors. The price was right and the quality is even better. Get this watch if your thinking about buying a good solid, durable watch.
Just a "work" of art
Saw this watch in a photo and liked what I saw and read. I have worn watches that were thousands of dollars and one of a kind watches as well. Love them all, and are an avid collector to this day. I have only had this watch for two days. Unlike others I read the directions and had no problem setting anything what so ever. Secondly the photo of this watch does not even do it close to justice when you put it on. The links are easy to remove and adjust dtrap to fit you to your comfort size. Have already ordered a second Stauer which will be an automatic and dress watch, even though this watch can be worn with a pair of jeans or a suit as well. It is definitely an everyday watch and will be buying many more Stauers from now own. People talk about quality. I know a well built watch when I see one and any company that is willing to offer a two year no questions asked warranty must believe in the quality of watch they sell. The only thing I can't figure out is how to turn yhe hourly chime off
This is a very nice watch. Looks great, feels great and works great. What a deal!
Fort Collins, CO
I love the watch
I love mine but the only thing I don't like is the buttons are very sensitive to touch. So I carry the instruction in my wallet to be able to reset it.
"impressive, rugged, looks like a million bucks" doesn't really give this timepiece justice. AWESOME!
This watch is very nice for such a low price, I haven't taken this watch off. This will be my everday watch. I will be buying more!!!!
Nice watch but display lacking
It is a solid watch at an excellent price. However, the instructions are inadequate, so I give it four stars instead of five.
Really nice watch
I was shocked when i got the watch reasonable price
Love the Watch
Have owned the watch for several months now. Good looks and feels great on my wrist.
A super watch for an excellent price!
NEW COLOSSUS HYBRID WATCH
I have been an engineer for over 40 years and take pride in my work. Recently I received my new Stauer watch and was very impressed with the Quality, Style and Cost of the new unit. I am a person who lives accuracy and understands what it take to design and assemble a component that fits all of the above.
I am a collector of Watches, however they must be worth collecting! Stauer has met all of my expectations. GOOD JOB.
New York State
Great watch for the price! I've had more expensive watches but this is what i wear to wrok daily. Can't beat it for looks and value.
Sharp looking watch, great value
The photos and description of this piece made it a tempting purchase and I decided to order it. Upon receipt of it I have to say I am more than pleased with the actual watch. Very handsome and impressive looking timepiece, appears to be much more expensive than it actually is. I really like the dark gray ring around the face and the matching accent down the center of the wristband. This is the second Stauer watch I have bought and I am most impressed by the build quality of their products for the price. Highly Recommended!
Colossus hybrid digital & analog watch
As of this date, I have purchased four watches. I have used two for myself and given two as gifts.
The watch gets a lot of compliments. It is the perfect size and the digital component keeps time well. I've gotten the watch wet regularly and it has handled well. After searching for how to adjust the watch band, I was able to get the perfect fit. I wear this watch daily in a professional office environment and it goes well with a dress shirt and tie.
I mentioned that I have owned two for myself. The first watch that I had lasted for about a year and then the clasp that attaches to the watch face broke. Instead of spending almost $30 to send the watch back, I simply purchased a new one for not much more than that. The analog clock doesn't keep time as well as the digital component. When the minute hand is between 43 and 47 minutes, the digital time face is rendered almost useless.
The watch is sturdy and should provide years of reliable service. I'
I had already purchased the Centurion Hybrid watch from Stauer and was quite impressed with it so I thought I would buy this one as well, for the price I couldn't go too wrong and I am pleased to say I didn't! This watch appears to be well made and I feel it looks much much more expensive than the price I paid. Couldn't be happier with both of my Stauer's!
this is a very nice watch
i brought 5 wacthes from this company but this wacth ilove so much this wacth i got a lot of look it a very good wacth it very strong and it look very a nice. i love this company i return two waches trey replace them for methis company it a ver nice waches i going to buy more from them
Ordering and delivery went well. The watch looks and fits great. Jeweler to adjust band...did not try myself! Set up was ok. Will wait a few weeks to comment on accuracy and function......Good price and size....will buy from Stauer again.......Paul Jr.
Great all around watch. Good instructions,easy to set up. The second hand can very easily sync up with digital seconds display. Looks fantastic, a real winner. Thanks Stauer !
nicer than photo
Really like this watch and wear it to work almost everyday. Looks so much better in person, than photo.
2 YEARS AND STILL MY FAVORITE
I ordered the Colossus on 2/1/2013 after reading an ad in American Rifleman. They dont advertise junk, but the $49 price just seemed too low, so throwing caution to the wind I ordered it anyway. About a week later it arrived and when I unpacked it I was blown away by what I got. Well, its 11/28/2014 and it works just like new. I set it according to the Atomic Clock and its was within about 12 seconds when I checked it last week thats almost 2 years and thats amazing. I have a bit of trouble remembering how to use all the functions, but Ive got the main ones down. Somewhere on this website are the instructions (I lost mine) but its better to call customer service and they will send them to you by email. ONE LAST THING I operate a retail business and wear this watch almost every day and am always being asked about it. So much so that I printed our instructions on how my customers can get their own. Now dozens have come in to show me their watch.
My daughter got me this watch for X-Mas and I love it. The watch has a good weight to it yet it does not feel heavy on the wrist. I have gotten several compliments. I have began collecting watches for both function and fashion,from trendy LED watches to watches that can go from the mountain tops to the depths of the ocean. This one sits proudly in my case admist them all.
I am very pleased with this time piece.
For the price this is one of the best watches I have owned. I wear it to work everyday and it holds up. The only complaint would that the finish is beginning to wear thin in some contact areas. I will definitely buy another one to replace it.