19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2010
My wife bought me this watch for my birthday and I am writing this review under her name. I got the watch on a tuesday, opened it up around 6:00 in the evening it was beautiful, looks just like the pictures. Wound it up, put it on my wrist and was a happy camper. The leather band takes a little while to break in, maybe 3 days of wearing. Thursday evening I got home from work and looked at my wrist, but my watch had stopped. I tried widing it, shaking it to get it to auto wind, wound the spring all the way up but to no avail. So its about 6:30 by this time. I call Amazon and tell them what happened, the next day there was a new watch sitting at my doorstep, free of charge, with a label to send the broken one back with. No hassle, that was great. I have had my new one for about 2 weeks now and I am extremely happy with it. I wind it every couple of days and it has been running just fine. I set it when I got it and have not had to adjust the time at all. I was a little leary because some reviewers said it doesnt keep time very well and that you will have to reset it every few days, but 2 1/2 weeks into it the watch is keeping perfect time and hasnt seemed to lose even a second. I would recommend it to other people, it is a little bit large for my taste but since the band has worn in it seems to sit nicer on my wrist than it did when I first got it. I get many compliments on it and I love just staring at it watching the 'guts' move.
21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on December 10, 2009
I got this watch in Nov. 2008. It was great for the first four months. Then one day I looked down at it to check the time and noticed there was a heavy haze on the inside of the glass. If the watch was sealed properly, this would have never been an issue. After a few days, the haze went away, but then I noticed something rattling around in the watch. Upon a closer look, I noticed a little blue screw and some sort of gear rolling around at the bottom of the watch. There is a one year warranty through Stuhrling, but they want you to pay a $20 shipping cost to get it to them. $20 is extremely high to ship a watch and a rip off. Be cautious. The watch is beautiful, but it will probably fall apart very quickly.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2010
I purchased this watch in early December because it was a good price, looked nice and had decent reviews. Not even two months later, the watch stopped working. It just died and the gears stopped moving. I wear the watch every day and am constantly moving around the office, so I know it was not a charge issue.
The very first indicator of poor craftsmanship was when I noticed the watch was about a minute fast per day. So, when it got to around 15 minutes ahead of time, I decided to wind it back to the real time, only to find that pulling out the knob slightly and twisting it would not wind the hands. Finally, the entire pin came out of the watch and there was no real force used. I've owned several watches and am very careful with them. This should not have happened. Now, Amazon wants me to contact customer service to try to get this resolved. I can only wait to see what mess this will turn into.
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on May 6, 2010
I did not buy this watch to be my everyday time piece, i wanted something elegant and mechanical for its charm when i go out all dressed up. Upon first impression this watch didn't look as 'nice' as it looks in the pictures, the metals behind the glass aren't polished and look dull and cheap. I was able to look past that for the price. The construction of the watch is very poor. The first time i set the clock the crown came out like it was a cheap street vendor watch. It also does not keep good time, i have a citizen i use as my daily watch and this piece usually runs about 2 minutes slow after about a day. POOR quality parts/construction.
Overall i would call this a bad deal. I didn't expect much for $120 but i was still let down. Shame on Stuhrling for making such a poor quality timepiece. I would never buy another watch manufactored by them again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on September 20, 2011
Crap watch looks nice, but didn't keep accurate time. Pretty dang lame eh? I mean... a watch that won't keep time? No wonder they did the deceptive markdown scheme. I thought it was a nice looking watch for the price regardless of the "markdown", so i bought it. Boy was i annoyed after a week.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on July 31, 2011
I bought this watch for my husband as a Christmas gift. The second day wearing it, it started making rattle sounds, like a piece was loose. One week later, it stopped working. We did not send it back because we live overseas and it was not worth the hassle. Poor crafstmanship, poor quality materials, worst watch I have ever bought. We threw it in the garbage can, did not even bother taking it to our jeweler to get it fixed
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on August 13, 2011
the watch does look great when you take it out. the band is extremely stiff and hard to put on as the first band strap is so close to the notch. The automatic movement on the watch is horrible as when you move it sounds like a gear is loose when the automatic movement spins up. Even the stuhrling logo is printed slightly crooked on the front. I would not buy this watch again. It does look good though. I hope it will last 2 years
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on January 11, 2010
This watch came with a very presentable box and a very professional packaging. However, I wore this watch for one day and decided to return it. The construction is only good for looking at the face, however if you peek through the back glass you see all sorts of cheap labor. It seems like all the parts are polished on one side only. I have seen some China-made watches with better look than this watch. So even at $99 the price is nothing to brag about.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2011
I was looking for a good Valentine's gift for my boyfriend and I decided on a watch. I bought this one because it was a good price, sleek design, and had a cool skeleton look. He absolutely loved it! He wears it as his favorite accessory now with almost every outfit! It looks so much classier than the pictures and was worth every penny! A must buy for someone who loves watches and style.
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on January 12, 2011
I consider myself a male fashionista for the most part, and generally do not buy watches that are not produced by reputable, high end companies, with my previous watches being Gucci, Tag Heuer, etc.
I do however own lower grade watches, but again have stuck to larger known companies such as Timex, Kenneth Cole, Eddie Bauer, without issue.
I had never heard of Stuhrling, found limited information on them and was entirely skeptical of the quality and appearance this watch could have.
However, Amazon was offering a great price, and the watch "appeared" to be very largely discounted (though I don't give much credibilty to the regular prices, thus discounts shown here), and thus the price was such that I was comfortable taking a chance regardless.
All I can say is I am INCREDIBLY HAPPY with this watch!! It is simply gorgeous to look at, very good quality, and much more than I expected! I can honestly say that people are always asking me to see it, asking where I got it, and it draws the attention of watches 20x its price!
So if you seek a funky, semi-blinged out watch that can be worn formally or informally, don't even think about it! Get this watch!
Lastly, if you are ordering this item as a gift, you will be VERY pleasantly surprised by the packaging it comes in. There was a VERY expensive looking, felt lined yellow embossed sturdy rectangular box it came in, with all kinds of warranty/official info/logo etc., tags and documents also enclosed. The packaging makes the watch appear to be much much more expensive than it is! Thus a great gift to give if you ask me!
The ONLY negative I can offer about this watch is that it does work on kinetic energy, and if you don't wear it often, it will always have the wrong time and need to be reset. However, once set and wound, it works flawlessly!
!!UPDATE!! *30mths later*
I did love the look of this watch, and stand by that. HOWEVER, as others have already indicated, the watch would always fall behind on the time, even if worn regularly to keep up the kinetic wind. WORST OF ALL though, it has stopped working altogether just outside the 2yr warranty period, and as others have indicated there is some loose mechanics rattling around inside the watch (several other reviews cited the same occurrence when there watches went kaput).
So, I consider this watch a waste of $$ for there are many MUCH more reliable timepieces available at this price!! It will break so steer clear.