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The best watch Stuhrling has made
on September 22, 2011
First and foremost, a quick note in defense of Sturhling. Yes, their automatic watches use cheap Chinese-made movements which are notoriously inaccurate and unreliable; and overall I do take issue with their marketing tactics, questionable heritage, and blatant imitation of more expensive brands. However, most other watch companies are guilty of the same, and these traits are far less offensive in a company that sells $150 watches than in one that sells $1500 watches. Sturhling may not be haute horology, but they know how to make a cool-looking inexpensive watch; and some of their models, such as this one, are an exceptional value.
I got this watch as a gift and it's one of my daily wear watches. It uses a Swiss quartz Ronda movement, which is the one of the very few moonphase movements in this price range. The watch is solid, with very intricate details which make it look far more expensive that it actually is. The styling is classic and goes equally well with a suit or jeans and a T-shirt. The second hand does have the jerky quartz motion, but that's perfectly acceptable in this price range; if you want a Swiss automatic moonphase watch, be prepared to spend upwards of $10K. I've had it for 2 years, and so far the watch has been entirely accurate and problem-free.
Bottom line - if you are considering a Stuhrling, skip their automatic models and get this one.