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The Stuhrling Original Men's 1078.33161 Classic Delphi Achilles Automatic Skeleton Black Watch was named after one of the Greek classic heroes -; a man of unchallenged bravery and strength. Right off the bat you can tell this timepiece is part of the Delphi series because of its classic triple step design bezel; it is the dialwork that makes this watch unique in the eyes of its peers. Achilles was famous for his skill on the chariot, and the dial of the Delphi Achilles features a spoke-like design that makes it similar to a chariot wheel. This timepiece also boasts several color executions that deviate away from the standard silvertone, goldtone, and rosetone; you will find a splash of color, including bright reds and brilliant greens that add a sporty personality enhanced by the ridged black rubber strap. And as you can expect from Stuhrling Original, the numerals are also top notch: individually hand-applied Arabic numeral 12 and 6 with luminous hour markers. The Delphi Achilles is protected by a unique shatter-resistant crystal called Krysterna, a material exclusive to Stuhrling's line of watches. The screw-in exhibition case back features 5ATM water resistance and gives you a clear view of the movement so you can see exactly what makes the watch run. The Achilles is truly a perfect marriage between classic and modern trend.
Krysterna is proprietary to Stührling Original and refers to the crystals that are used in its timepieces. Krysterna stems from the eyewear industry and has more strength over a spread surface area than sapphire. Krysterna crystals are more scratch resistant than mineral crystals and more shatter resistant than sapphire crystals.
The Delphi Family belongs to the Classic Collection, and they include timepieces that feature mechanical and automatic movements. Many of them also utilize an exquisite triple step design bezel.
Summary of Features
• Movement: Manual/Self-Winding Automatic Movement
Automatic watches do not operate on batteries. Automatic watches are made up of about 130 or more parts that work together to tell time. Automatic movements mark the passage of time by a series of gear mechanisms, and are wound by the movement of your wrist as you wear it. The gear train then transmits the power to the escapement, which distributes the impulses, turning the balance wheel. The balance wheel is the time regulating organ of a mechanical watch, which vibrates on a spiral hairspring. Lengthening or shortening the balance spring makes the balance wheel go faster or slower to advance or retard the watch. The travel of the balance wheel from one extreme to the other and back again is called oscillation. Lastly, automatic movements come in different types, including movements that are Swiss-made, Japanese-made, and more.
Also referred to as self-winding, watches with automatic movements utilize kinetic energy, the swinging of your arm, to provide energy to an oscillating rotor to keep the watch ticking. They're considered more satisfying to watch collectors (horologists) because of the engineering artistry that goes into the hundreds of parts that make up the movement. If you do not wear an automatic watch consistently (for about 8 to 12 hours a day), you can keep the watch powered with a watch winder (a great gift for collectors).
• Complications: Classic Three Hand Movement
• Dial: Skeletonized Dial with Spoke Design
• Hands: Obelisk-Style Hands with Luminous Fill
Diagrams of Features
With dedication to the heritage of watchmaking, Stührling Original timepieces appeal to the most discriminating taste at reasonable prices. Through meticulous labor and rigorous testing, the vision of the Stührling Original timepiece is brought to life inside our workshops, where “Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.”
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Stuhrling Original|
|Dial window material type||Krysterna crystal|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||44 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||13.5 millimeters|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||24 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Item weight||1.1 Pounds|
|Movement||Automatic self wind|
|Water resistant depth||165 Feet|
Awesome watch! Looks really sharp! I might get the all black one too.Published 14 months ago by Robert L. Mendoza
I got this watch for my husband for Christmas and he loves it. It winds itself so no worry about the battery dieing. It looks really neat being able to see the insides.... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jen Ben
My husband is a big guy this watch fit him perfectly. He loves the look and feel on his wrist. He has gotten lots of compliments.Published 23 months ago by S. McCabe
I read some of the previous reviews about time being lost or gained. I was reluctant to make the purchase based on those reviews but pulled the trigger on the purchase and I have... Read morePublished on November 24, 2013 by CNR
It's tough, easy to put on, easy to read and winds itself....what's not to like? Very happy with this purchase.Published on July 12, 2013 by Neil Campbell
The watch felt thicker then what I was expecting. The quality is okay. Have had no problem with it keeping time. Very modern looking.Published on March 14, 2013 by J. C.
have gotten many complements on this watch. the only downside is the rubber band. wish you sould swap out for leather or diffrent band. Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by C. Baima