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Stuhrling Original Men's 129XL.335557 Aviator Tuskegee Warhawk Automatic Date Black Watch
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- Black PVD brushed finish case with beveled bezel
- Protective Krysterna crystal on front and back
- Black simple dial with orange markers and hands
- Black embossed genuine leather strap with orange contrast stitching
- Water resistant to 165 feet (50 M): suitable for swimming and showering
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A chunky dose of orange color and black stainless steel, the Stuhrling Original Men's 129XL.335557 Aviator Tuskegee Warhawk Automatic Date Black Watch has a dark and stylish presence on the wrist. This exceptional timepiece begins with a round 48mm black PVD-coated stainless steel case with a fixed black bezel and a black textured crown. These elements surround a dashing black dial with vivid orange accents, which is protected by a synthetic sapphire crystal and features orange index hour markers and orange hands powered by automatic self-wind movement. The dial also features a date display window at the 6 'o clock position. A embossed black leather bracelet with orange stitching straps this watch to the wrist, while a reliable buckle clasp ensures its secure placement. Finally, this watch boasts water resistance up to 165 feet (50 meters). A really cool watch with color that pops, this Stuhrling Original has your name written all over it.
Summary of Features
• Movement: Manual/Self-Winding Automatic Movement
• Complications: Three Hand Movement with Quick Set Date
• Dial: Simple Dial
• Hands: Plume-Style Hands
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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.”
Assembling a Stührling Original mechanical automatic movement comprises no less than 30 checkpoints, spread throughout the assembly process. The movement must meet more than 7 criteria, including a mean variation in rate which is the highest standard in its class in the industry. Stührling Original remains committed to its mission of preserving high manufacturing standards on all of their fine timepieces. Each and every model conveys an inimitable story with extraordinary style.
- Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B005DRJ95M
- Item model number: 129XL.335557
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 25, 2011
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Stuhrling Original|
|Dial window material type||Krysterna crystal|
|Case material||Stainless Steel|
|Case diameter||48 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||14 millimeters|
|Band width||24 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless Steel|
|Special features||includes a seconds-hand|
|Movement||Automatic self wind|
|Water resistant depth||165 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
Also, the joints where the watchband met the watch were amazingly squeaky.
The watch did look pretty nice -- just like in the picture.
Likes: I like the color combination of black and orange. I like the orange stitching on the really nice and thick leather band. It's a simple watch design perfect for use with casual, semi and formal wear.
I like the big size. I guess the XL stands for extra large because the diameter is large indeed.
The numbers and lines are orange and somewhat frost in texture.
Dislike: I have only one so far and that's the face where the numbers and lines are printed on. It looks like plain colored paper. They should have used a more textured material which I'm sure will make the prints embossed and raised more giving it a much more expensive look.
I decided on getting an automatic watch to make it a sort of family heirloom which I will hand down to my son when he reaches his adulthood.
Despite reading some negative reviews on its performance and longevity I am willing to give it a try.
If there are any abnormalities in its operation I will update this review.
Made in unknown.
Sad to say I decided to return this watch. I did not get over the flat/bland face dial. This is what killed the watch presentation. I also experienced a couple of people's complaint about the squeaky hinge where the band is attached to and the seconds hand that does seem to run fast then slow then faster then slower but I think it's due to the strain of staring. It did keep time "on time" it was never late nor advanced.
I've been using it daily for the last 2 weeks, and here is what I've found:
- The watchface is a LOT bigger than it looks in the ad - I have skinny wrists, so I've never been a fan of that "Invicta" look - you may want to look elsewhere if you're like me.
- Accuracy - it's ok - it seems to have gained 1 minute after 2 weeks of daily use. I don't consider this a "bad" thing, as the watch is under $100 - but, I get better accuracy from my Orient and Seiko watches
All in all, it's actually not bad for the price...
To those complaining about the leather band "squeeking" - This was easily taken care of by applying leather break in fluid - the kind you use for new baseball mits - I've done this to several of my watchbands, as it helps to break them in.
My only reasons for the 3 stars and not 5 is mainly to do with the watch size and accuracy.
The Chinese movement is cheap and unreliable. The luminescence is practically useless and can't be seen an hour after you turn off the light. The strap was too rigid and exuded a foul smell that lasted for months. The minute hand detached barely a year after purchase. Now it's resting in a drawer because I think it's not worth fixing.
My humble advice if you are looking for an affordable automatic watch would be to go for a Japanese model.
I have a Seiko Monster and it's an amazing watch, reliable and well built. I've also had the chance to try my nephew's Orient Mako which is neat looking. Both use Japanese movements.
I hope my review helps others to not waste their money the same way I did.
No matter what kind of flowery story you might read about Stuhrling, the watch and its movement have about as much to do with Switzerland as a steaming plate of General Tso's Chicken. That doesn't make it a bad watch, however.
The Tuskegee Warhawk is one big watch. My guess is that it's to further align itself with the near-iconic look of Bell & Ross watches, but in any case, my wrist is 9.5" / 24mm (so the second from last hole in the band is as tight as I can wear it) and the face is pretty massive on my wrist.
The band is surprisingly stiff, though the stitching and overall quality is pretty good. If you can stand breaking it in over a few days, you're set. If you have a little leather conditioner around, that wouldn't hurt.
The watch itself has kind of a cheap plastic feel to it, but at the same time, it's kind of heavy. Nobody's going to confuse it with a luxury timepiece, but at the same time, it doesn't look like it came from Target. At a glance, I couldn't identify the movement. From the face, the second hand ticks almost like a knockoff Miyota. It's easy to read, although the hands look kind of cheap.
Overall, it keeps time reasonably well and would make a nice starter piece for someone interested in collecting automatics -- or for someone who already has a collection and wants an everyday beater.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am thoroughly pleased with this watch. I experienced the same squeaking that other did in regards to the hinges on the band. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Houston Wickert
A good looking timepiece. However, within less than two months time keeping became erratic. Shortly thereafter it ceased running completely. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Lance C. Phillips
Upon arrival the watch made a noise from the balance wheel hitting the glass on the back of the watch. Read morePublished 21 months ago by James Dunn
i like it, it is what I wanted, regarding the size, shape or design, but I thounht It woul be black, not dark brown. Read morePublished on October 5, 2013 by Aurel NEAMTU
Awesome looking watch, the case was exceptional. The watch broke within the first week, so much for calling it a WARHAWK.Published on August 21, 2013 by Armando Saldana
After two days using this watch, the third day the glass brokes alone and the machine stops. What kind of toy???Published on August 17, 2013 by Fernando Vidales
good excellent garment for a good price I recommend it 100%, is a good gift with a magnificent presentation, thanks for the offerPublished on April 15, 2013 by David
It was a purchase to replace previous watch. It is my everyday watch. It gets a fair share of compliments. Read morePublished on September 15, 2012 by Jinga Jin
Easy to read, holds a wind well, keeps good time, very nice-looking and gets lots of positive attention. Very large face, definitely makes a statement. Good-quality leather band.Published on April 29, 2012 by A. Brue