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Hard to see time
on October 27, 2012
Stuhrling is a major name in watch-making, and a simple search will give you the opportunity to see a number of models of interesting skeleton-style watches which allow you to see the inner workings and the gears when you look at it. This model is significantly stripped down, and isn't anywhere near as busy, which I'm sure is it's appeal to many. You can still see through the face of the watch around the edges, but it isn't quite so complicated.
It's comfortable to wear, and comes nicely packed in a long orange box very suitable for giving as a gift. It also includes two colors of bands, which you can interchange. The black, shown in the picture is the better color, in my opinion, as the blonde alternative just doesn't quite look right with the face's coloring.
The major problem I have with the watch is that I find it very difficult to tell time with it. The coloring is very dark, and unless I'm in a well-lit room, I can't really see where the hands are pointing. They do not seem to glow in the dark, and the dark-blue color is not completely off-set against the black. If you have dark skin coloring, I'd imagine the effect to be even worse.
It's a good quality watch for sure, but the design issue is a big one for me.