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Pleased Picky Watch Collector
on April 30, 2013
My husband I are watch collectors. (I am Mrs. Don M.) We both have vintage watches that are 14k gold. Among our collections are Omega, Hamilton, Benrus, Gruen, Girard Perregaux and Ecclissi. I had even decided that unless a watch is 14k gold or sterling silver, I didn't want it.
I first saw the Sturhling watch on a shopping network channel and called my husband in to see it on TV. He liked what he saw but described what specs he'd like to have. I found a watch exactly like what he wanted with the skeletonized face and a black leather band by doing a search. It is the Original men's Winchester skeleton automatic leather strap watch in silvertone. When I gave it to him, he immediately put in on and has been wearing it now for four days although he probably owns about 100 other watches. I suggested that I might borrow it and he said, "No way."
So, I searched for a women's version and found this on Amazon. I just received it today. It is exactly what I hoped for. I like the little bit of sparkle the crystals give around the face. The clock works are predominate as I wanted. I didn't care for the women's watches with the heart shape cutouts.
It is just shy of 1 1/2" wide whereas the men's similar versions are 2". I am wearing it with a Italian panther head sterling silver and black enamel bangle and white gold 18k diamond ring and the metals all go well together. The band is shiny like patent leather embossed with a slight croc imprint but it is marked genuine leather on the underside.
I also like that it will not require batteries. I've read lots of reviews of people complaining the Stuhrling automatic watches quit running but one must remember the watch moves on motion. If it isn't being worn, it won't keep time. It is no big deal for me to reset it each time I put it on. After all, we had to do that every time we put on a windup watch before the quartz watches.
All in all, I am very pleased with this purchase. I can't wait to wear it on vacation next week. It looks expensive but wasn't so it will be going with me on my trips whereas the gold watches will stay home in the safe.