Swiss quartz precision meets dramatic styling with this stunning Stuhrling Original watch, featuring a domed crystal custom cut with half-moon facets to give it the look of an ancient cathedral. The copper dial is a beautiful match to the leather strap....more
The Basilica II features a classic three-hand movement with a quick-set date complication powered by a premium Swiss quartz engine. And while the overall look of the Basilica II is eminent, its most dramatic aspect is the unique cathedral-style crystal as the majestic basilica churches of the Roman Empire.
Made of Krysterna for strength and durability, this one-of-kind crystal is domed and custom cut with half-moon facets that give the appearance of side arches like that of an ancient cathedral
Tonneau-shaped stainless steel case
Brown genuine leather strap
Stainless steel tang buckle
Classic three hand movement with quick-set date complication
I purchased this watch because I was looking for something different from a traditional ladies' watch. I had read previous reviews that said although the watch was relatively big, it still looked good on a smaller wrist. I found that to be very true - it just looked a little oversized, which is the look I was going for. I think this watch would also look great on a guy as well -- it's just a great sized watch. My initial impression was, "Wow! I can't believe this watch is mine." I still think that every day I look down at it -- and that is the sign you truly love something. Stuhrling packages its watches very well - I am always impressed. I was a little worried about the dome of the crystal. I found that it was not a big concern. The crystal does have a cut-dome shape to it, but it doesn't hinder the viewing of the face, nor does it stick out enough to get hit all the time. It's really beautiful and unique and adds a lot to the design. The face is a gorgeous, glowy copper. The numbers are these lovely Art Deco-style numbers that add a ton of style and are luminous and instantly visible at night, which I really like. The hands also light up. The band is a nice, not too wide brown leather. The band isn't shiny or cheap like some watches; it compliments the watch nicely. I try to keep it from water when I wash my hands, but realistically, I'm not too optimistic about it holding up beyond 5 years, just because of the type of leather it is. However, that's always a drawback when buying leather band watches, so you just have to live with it. I wouldn't recommend exercising in it. I currently only wear it when I know I won't be doing too much, or when I'm dressing up, to extend its life. I totally DO NOT regret this purchase, and HIGHLY recommend it to anyone else considering it (male or female). Also, you can try and look around for a better price, but I saw prices either comparable or more expensive, so it is a really good buy. It doesn't seem to be a very easy watch to find, either. BUY IT -- you won't regret it.
I just bought two Stuhrling watches and am so pleased with both of them. They are beautiful, well-made and a great value for the $$. Both watches (this one and the Women's Alpine) have lovely details that set them apart from other watches of similar price. I would highly recommend this watch and any watches from Stuhrling. You can't go wrong!
Love this watch. Wanted a Stuhrling and this one was soooo affordable. Size is not too big and the crystal makes the appearance truly unique - with a bronze face, the color is also very rich. Even the band is a soft leather, making it easy to wear with no stiffness whatsoever. Just love this watch. Very very happy with the purchase.
Received this as a gift and it is just gorgeous. The colors are warm and rich. I like large watches, but actually had to make another hole for the band, since my wrists are thin and this is a unisex style. Personally, I think it's too pretty for a man.
I love this watch. I didn't think the strap did it justice though, and ordered a moc croc strap from a Miami store that makes the watch pop! It elevates it to a new level, and the strap was only $18.95. The strap that comes with the watch is nice leather and is soft, but I think a lighter or brighter tan, either real or moc croc, brings the watch up to a Franck Muller level look. With the manufacturer's strap - nice watch. With a croc - amazing looking watch. I recommend it to anyone.
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