Stuhrling Original Men's 209C.331OB2 "Millennia" Automatic Skeleton Sportsman Watch
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- Once again, Stuhrling turns ordinary into extraordinary with this watch, featuring classic silhouettes contrasting with the contemporary trend of exposed mechanisms.
- Automatic self-wind movement with analog display
- Protective Krysterna crystal on front and back
- Stainless steel case and canvas band
- Water resistant to 165 feet (50 M): suitable for swimming and showering
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The Millennia Venture takes Stuhrling Original’s popular Millennia series and gives it a more casual twist. This beautifully crafted timepiece features a solid stainless steel case with a polished bezel decorated with concentric grooves and our iconic Stuhrling “S” screws. The brilliant dial is cut away to reveal the ST-90050 automatic movement, which winds a little with the movement of your wrist. To offset the classic personality of a skeleton timepiece, the Millennia Venture is fitted with a canvas strap colored to match the execution.
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 Millennia Family is part of the Leisure Collection, which features one of Stuhrling Original's most iconic designs. Members of this family feature a bold tonneau-style case with skeletonized dials that show off their delicate movements. Those that feature a round case design have beautiful record-style bezels with Stuhrling "S" screws.
Summary of Features
• Movement: Automatic
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: Polished Skeleton Dial
• Hands: Obelisk-Style Hands with Luminova Fill
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: 11.6 x 3.4 x 1.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- ASIN: B008H9A3AS
- Item model number: 209C.331OB2
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 24, 2012
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Stuhrling Original|
|Dial window material type||Krysterna crystal|
|Case material||Stainless Steel|
|Case diameter||44 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||15 millimeters|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless Steel|
|Special features||Once again, Stuhrling turns ordinary into extraordinary with this watch, featuring classic silhouettes contrasting with the contemporary trend of exposed mechanisms., Automatic self-wind movement with analog display, Protective Krysterna crystal on front and back, Stainless steel case and canvas band, Water resistant to 165 feet (50 M): suitable for swimming and showering|
|Movement||Automatic self wind|
|Water resistant depth||165 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
I do want to warn people that this is a big watch. It is 45 MM so make sure you know just how big that is. The face is slightly bigger than a half dollar coin. In terms of thickness, it's slightly less thick than 2 no. 2 pencils stacked on top each other. Like I said, it's a big watch. This is not a good watch for someone with small wrists.
EDIT: Been about 18 months...and the watch has died. The watch is sufficiently powered/wound, but it doesn't keep ticking. If the watch is moved/shaken/jostled, the second hand starts moving, but slows down and stops. If I had to guess, it's moving like there's too much friction in the mechanism (maybe the mechanism needs to be cleaned/oiled, but that'll cost more than the watch). Stuhrling offers a 2-year warranty, so I'll see what they say and post an update.
UPDATE: Stuhrling will repair the watch within the 2 year warranty, but it will cost $20 to get it out there. Since I paid $75 for the watch I'd rather buy a legitimate watch. Would not recommend.
I take down one star because of the canvas band: while it is beautiful and grants the watch a fresh personality (one of the reasons I picked this particular model), it quickly got damaged, In less than two months of daily use, it started fraying, and the band got tangled when trying to pass it through the loops. I am wearing it right now, but the band got replaced by a generic black leather one.
All in all, I would probably buy another Stührling watch, but I might have avoided the canvas band if I had known that it would have needed to be changed so soon.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Class and modesty seldom express themselves together this well. This Stuhrling Original eshews pretentiousness . Read morePublished 13 months ago by Gregor Dawson
this is a nice piece and really cool looking it shore worth it the money and the wait ( because it was a little bit of waiting for shipping ) it is a good all day watch not to... Read morePublished on September 29, 2012 by cata