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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice looking watch, May 15, 2009
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This review is from: Stuhrling Original Men's 165A.33112 Winchester Elite Automatic Skeleton Stainless Steel Watch (Watch)
This is a good looking and interesting watch. The band is very attractive. Unfortunately it has too many flaws for me to wear it very often:

1. It has no luminescence on the hands or face so it can not be viewed at night.
2. It has an exposed translucent gasket around both crystals giving the watch a "cheap" feel & finish.
3. The self wind mechanism doesn't move well, forcing a wind by stem or else the movement stops.
4. Movement is inaccurate. Gains about 2 minutes per day (if it stays running).

If you want this watch to view the movement, go with the leather (opening band) so that you can see through the watch. In all, this watch is a good "entry level" skeleton to be worn as jewelry. If you want a timepiece, I would recommend that you look elsewhere.

Update: 7 June 09. I have been wearing this watch on a daily basis and it is starting to function better (it seems to have needed a break in). If I wear it each morning, the self wind mechanism is now keeping the watch running. It is now only gaining 1 minute per day. These things make the watch much more acceptable. I would now give it 3.5 stars.

I am still bugged about the lack of luminescence though. It looks like a manufacturing oversight as there are recesses in the hands to accept it.
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Initial post: Dec 6, 2009 7:06:29 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 6, 2009 7:07:18 AM PST
This guy thinks like me..I like his comments

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2010 3:42:24 PM PST
He is confused on how an automatic watch works. Buy a winder, this watch stays on tim e if you wear it or if you run it on a winder.

Solid watch for the price

Posted on Jan 19, 2011 1:40:27 AM PST
I would agree with the comment about the gasket as it could have been left out for a sharper look. Unless it has some sort of function such as maintaining the seal, the purpose may be to float the Sturhling logo above the hands. If it's a cosmetic addition then it was a poor choice, though not enough for me to be bothered by it too much. The watch does in fact have recessed hands so luminescence could have been an added feature, however to me the watch is better without it. This watch has a very vintage Victorian feel to it and I think a modern feature like luminescence would have taken away from that, but it's a matter of aesthetic opinion.
I do agree that the reviewer seems to be confused about the nature of automatic/mechanical watches. Like all automatics in this price range hand winding will be necessary. The automatic feature is there to augment, but not replace the automatic winding caused by the owners movements. I wind this watch about every 9 days without wearing it full time during the day, and I never wear it at night. You will still need to wind the watch, just not as much. Also a 2 minuet loss per day should be expected for this type of watch. A true Swiss Made watch (Which this is not) may be as accurate up to 6 seconds a day, but you will pay many times more. My watch has not lost as much as two minuets, but even so up to the 2 minuet mark it's acceptable for this price point. None of these things are enough for me to dislike the watch and I'm happy with it, but I also knew what to expect from it.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2011 12:01:26 PM PST
You need to reread his post, he didn't say 2 minute loss, he said a 2 minute gain???

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2011 3:18:22 PM PST
Gain/Loss - it's just not going to be as accurate as he expects.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 3:38:55 PM PST
D. Anderson says:
Not confused, just used to quality I guess. If I didn't care about it telling accurate time or staying running...I would buy a bracelet.

Posted on Mar 6, 2012 10:39:23 AM PST
Wind the crown before you set the watch whenever you wear it. You still have to manually wind the automatics. They are automatic cause after you wind them they keep winding themselves as you move. As long as you wear it, it will stay wound.You only have to wind an automatic using the crown if you haven't had them on long enough for them to stop.
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