Stuhrling Original Men's 165F.33152 Winchester General Automatic Skeleton Black Leather Watch
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- Stainless steel round shaped case with onion style crown at the twelve o'clock position
- Protective krysterna crystal on front and back
- Skeleton movement with numbers 12, 3, 6, 9 on silvertone faceplate
- Black alligator embossed genuine leather strap with stainless steel buckle
- Water resistant to 165 feet (50 M): suitable for swimming and showering
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A bold skeleton timepiece with nothing to hide, the Stuhrling Original Men's 165F.33152 Classic Winchester General Automatic Skeleton Stainless Steel Watch is tremendously impressive. A durable synthetic sapphire crystal provides a window into the automatic self-wind movement. The combination of black leather and stainless steel makes this a decidedly masculine watch that deserves a place in your collection.
Krysterna is proprietary to Stührling Original and refers to the crystals that are used in its timepieces. Krysterna stems from the eyewear industry and has more strength over a spread surface area than sapphire. Krysterna crystals are more scratch resistant than mineral crystals and more shatter resistant than sapphire crystals.
The Winchester Family is part of the Classic Collection, timepieces inspired by the classic era of watchmaking. Members of this family feature skeletonized dials that boldly display the mechanical and automatic movements.
Summary of Features
• Movement: Manual/Self-Winding Automatic Movement
Automatic watches do not operate on batteries. Automatic watches are made up of about 130 or more parts that work together to tell time. Automatic movements mark the passage of time by a series of gear mechanisms, and are wound by the movement of your wrist as you wear it. The gear train then transmits the power to the escapement, which distributes the impulses, turning the balance wheel. The balance wheel is the time regulating organ of a mechanical watch, which vibrates on a spiral hairspring. Lengthening or shortening the balance spring makes the balance wheel go faster or slower to advance or retard the watch. The travel of the balance wheel from one extreme to the other and back again is called oscillation. Lastly, automatic movements come in different types, including movements that are Swiss-made, Japanese-made, and more.
Also referred to as self-winding, watches with automatic movements utilize kinetic energy, the swinging of your arm, to provide energy to an oscillating rotor to keep the watch ticking. They're considered more satisfying to watch collectors (horologists) because of the engineering artistry that goes into the hundreds of parts that make up the movement. If you do not wear an automatic watch consistently (for about 8 to 12 hours a day), you can keep the watch powered with a watch winder (a great gift for collectors).
• Complications: Classic Three Hand Movement
• Dial: Inner Ring with Embossed Markers
• Hands: Alpha-Style Hands
Diagrams of Features
With dedication to the heritage of watchmaking, Stührling Original timepieces appeal to the most discriminating taste at reasonable prices. Through meticulous labor and rigorous testing, the vision of the Stührling Original timepiece is brought to life inside our workshops, where “Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.”
Assembling a Stührling Original mechanical automatic movement comprises no less than 30 checkpoints, spread throughout the assembly process. The movement must meet more than 7 criteria, including a mean variation in rate which is the highest standard in its class in the industry. Stührling Original remains committed to its mission of preserving high manufacturing standards on all of their fine timepieces. Each and every model conveys an inimitable story with extraordinary style.
- Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- ASIN: B00687E2EO
- Item model number: 165F.33152
- Date first available at Amazon.com: November 15, 2011
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Stuhrling Original|
|Dial window material type||Krysterna crystal|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||42 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||12.8 millimeters|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Special features||Second hand|
|Item weight||8.80 Ounces|
|Movement||Automatic self wind|
|Water resistant depth||165 Feet|
Top customer reviews
So, six weeks later, I received my same watch in, what I thought, was perfect working order; the counterbalance spun perfectly and the watch kept accurate time again. Last night (approximately three days after I received my watch from the manufacturer) it quit working again. Needless to say, I will be contacting Stuhrling and requesting a refund of the purchase price and a new timepiece for their shoddy workmanship on this watch.
I was so excited about this watch, and it had been the favorite of my collection. But thanks to poor manufacturing, I'll be investing in something a bit more reliable this time.
Onto the watch itself. I have had it for over a month now, and I admit it does lose time. If I don't reset the time every third day or so, I'll be running about 3 minutes behind everyone else in the world. However, that being said, what the watch loses in time, it gains back in overall gorgeousness. It is a beautiful watch and I receive compliments on it daily. It is a stunning show piece and I have yet to find a fault in it appearance-wise, even after a month of wear. For me, there is nothing more appealing than a skeletal watch, so if you like that look - I strongly suggest this watch. It's a newer company, but still a Swiss-run factory, so it's fun to brag that "I'm wearing a Swiss time-piece."
Again, as long as you don't mind pulling the pin and adjusting the time forward about a minute each day, you will enjoy this watch. Because it is a beautiful watch, and all of the internal colors compliment each other very well.
Hope I helped! Enjoy your purchase, whatever you choose!
This watch is beautiful just like the others I have owned, although I really didn't care for the black one I received, which seemed kind of cheap. This watch keeps the time very well and keeps working throughout the night until I put it on in the morning. The leather band is real leather and what I found to stretch it out faster was put the band in hot water for 30 seconds and wear it for a while wet. The quality seems very nice, and it functions very well. I would give this a good buy but only time will tell
Thankfully, Amazon has a painless return policy.
I just cracked the crystal(Front) today due to my own negligence and because of where I am I think it might be more money to ship it and wait or find a place that can replace the crystal than it would be to order another watch. I'm a bit bummed the price has gone up $35.00 but to me it's well worth it to replace what has been my favorite and go to time piece. If I ever get a self winding watch box I might even wear some of my other watches!
I would recommend this watch to anyone who wants a REALLY sharp looking time piece and realizes that this is an automatic watch that is geared more toward aesthetics than precision time keeping.
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