I'm happy enough - this watch looks nice, although I wind mine daily - if I don't, I find that it has stopped 3 times a week. I'm guessing the automatic feature is something of a gimmick, but for a manual wind watch, this one is accurate. It's thinner than other Stuhrling watches listed at 13mm, and with the beveled top edge, appears even thinner, perhaps this is 11mm? It does have "Stuhrling Original" in small black lettering on the dial, beneath the 12, unlike in the photo.
Overall this watch is excellent. What you can't see in the picture is a handsomely-crafted honeycomb dial, barely visable but very elegant. Also the number designations on the dial are slightly raised, which gives the watch a nice look. The chrono function is easy to use.Tthe minor drawbacks are 1) the watch is probably 13mm thick. I have more expensive watches that have more complicatons and are half as thick; 2) it's very heavy; 3) the chrono function is hard to see; 3) the band is cheap-but looks ok (replaced mine-but it's not necessary); and the crystal along with the dark face pruduces lots of glare (I see the importance of having a sapphire crystal). Overall, I love it. The watch was delivered on-time, just as promised!
My primary reason for purchasing this watch was to provide a less expensive alternative that I could wear outdoors, boating, fishing and casual wear as my more expensive brand watches were getting some bumps and bruises from being exposed to water, dirt and being knocked around. I.e., an everyday beater. . . After doing my research I had a list of requirements; Stainless Steel (No salt water corrosion); Screw down crown & case back (keeps moisture and dirt out of case and movement); Unidirectional bezel (makes keeping track of elapsed time, i.e., parking meters, very simple); High luminous hands and markers (Low light reading - my eyes need some help); Synthetic sapphire crystal (About 20 times harder than plexiglas and more breakage resistant than mineral glass); Calendar/Date function (I do forget the date and even the day of the week sometimes); Fold over clasp / metal bracelet (Big watches need a tight bracelet that will not fall off); Swiss Chronograph movement (more precise better mechanics); Water resistance to 100 meters (Keep moisture and dirt out of the movement and case). I understood that with the requirements that I required would result in a watch of larger dimensions. My expectation was for a watch that I could wear to the beach, the rach, working in the shop, or take on the boat without worrying about damage from water or rough use. My expectation was something that could take some abuse and still keep reasonable precise time. As already mentioned, this watch is large (47mm x 13mm) and relatively heavy (less than 5 pounds). I was used to wearing larger chronographs so I understood that this was not going to be a small fashion watch. If you have the bracelet adjusted correctly and have some experience wearing larger watches, this one is very wearable, especially if you are an XL or XXL type of guy. I was also intrigued that the watch movement also carries a five year limited warranty, which is as long as any warranty in watch world. The instructions that come with the watch allows easy set up. You can also go to you tube to see how to adjust / remove links to this type of bracelet (punch pins). In the time that I have worn this watch it seems to keep exceptional time and easy / enjoyable to wear. Everything has exceeded my expectiotions so far. The features that I wanted are all there, plus I have enjoyed the black subdued presence of the watch and the small features like the checkerboard carbon fiber looking face and the polished and matt finish on the bracelet. I am very pleased with this purchase and the buying experience from Overstock.com.
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