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Take heed and you'll be happy...eventually
on August 21, 2014
It was the best of times; it was the worst of times, like Charles Dickens said. The watch was beautiful when I first opened the package. I have as huge watch collection and this one was my latest acquition. I had trouble adjusting the band smaller! Nowhere in the directions did it say you needed a sharp edge or small screwdriver to PRY the adjustment connector open. So, I tried to do it without a sharp edge and, unlike several other watches I have, this one didn't staightforwardly snap open and close.. I couldn't adjust it, so I returned it and got a refund, with which I ordered an received another watch. Same issue! This time I VERY CAREFULLYstuck a pen knife and pryed open the adjusting clasp.then, even MORE carefully I locked the clasp, also with a pen knife. The good news is that once I adjusted the band, it's sturdy as can be and a lot more comfortable than it looks like it is. The bad news (or recommendation) is that Stuhrling make special note of CAREFULLY HAVING TO PRY OPEN/CLOSE the adjustment clasp if you need it. IF they had some notification, I'd give them an "A" for good customer communication AND I WOULD HAVE GIVEN THIS WATCH 5 stars. So, get it if you like how it looks; it's a great deal, but heed my advice and don't expect an easy adjustment!