I'm not usually this dense, but I didn't read the insert and I couldn't understand how this was an Indiglo since it's an analog watch (I'd only ever seen Indiglo on a Timex digital watch a couple of decades ago!), so I had to look online at a video to realize all I had to do was push in the time-setting button to get it to light up. (I assumed it was a typical time-setting button on an analog watch that can be pulled out to set the time but not pushed in.) Silly me. I love this watch. It's superbly comfortable and is perfect for everyday wear for me. (I work in a home-based office and thus don't need to dress up.) I'm in and out with the dog throughout the day, so a watch is essential to keep me on a proper work schedule. Love it at the movie theater, too, since I can easily see the time with the Indiglo feature. Arrived on time. No problems. Very pleased with the purchase and the product.
I bought this for my 85 year old mother as a Christmas present and she liked it. It was one of three different watches that I offered her and she chose this one. She liked the light and the fact that it was easier to read than most. I opened it for her and when I tried to set the time, I unfortunately pulled the winder completely out of the watch. I was shocked, but when I pushed it back in, there seemed to be no damage done. I will be waiting to see if there are any problems with it.
I've had my eye on these for many moons, but have never been able to convince me Inner Scotsman to break open the wallet. Part of the reason is that they come in so many color variations - All of which I like - that I'd go cross-eyed every time I tried to choose a specific model. Stuhrling gets some mileage out of the Tuskegee moniker, and there's also the "Tuskegee Airman", "Tuskegee Bomber", "Tuskegee Thunderbolt", and "Tuskegee Skymaster". The different enough that it should probably be considered a whole line unto itself. These different models can typically be had in most of the color combinations shown, so add up all the permutations and you're lookin' at two-dozen+ choices! Then too.. well, rather than Reinvent The Wheel, I'll just quote meself, from nearly two years ago: Quote Ricky L. Well. You'll find some difference of opinion when it comes to , the company. Smile Some guys love 'em. But, personally, I'm not a fan. A few reasons for this. First, they are basically a start-up that appropriated the name and history of a defunct old-school Swiss brand, and they make way too much to-do about this "pedigree". Frankly, it crosses the line into hype Frowning, and I don't have much tolerance for hype. And when you encounter them in a brick & mortar setting (more often than you might think), they are typically over-priced and presented as being way more "up-scale" than they really are. Again, bordering on hype. However, having said all that, the watches themselves are quite decent. Despite my ambivalence for the brand itself, they make several models that tempt me greatly. For instance, I find several iterations of the Tuskegee Flier to be extremely attractive. If not for my aforementioned ambivalence about , the company, I'd probably have bought one long since. So, while I'm still no fan of the Stührling Original Marketing Paradigm, obviously it's not a deal-breaker. One reason these have long appealed to me is the Aviation Theme. I'm a sucker for a flieger with a story, and these ostensibly pay homage to the men of the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group, the legendary Tuskegee Airmen of WW2. The watch is 44.5mm X 52mm X 13mm thick, with 22mm lugs. Case is all SS, with screwdown caseback, push-pull crown, and display back. The back glass is presumably plain ol' mineral glass, but the main crystal is Stuhrling's proprietary "Krysterna". I have no clue what this is, but some speculate that it's sapphire or sapphire-coated mineral glass. Personally, I think this unlikely. My guess is that it's simply a form of tempered mineral glass, a la Seiko Hardlex. Nice profile, and the signed crown's a welcome touch. The strap features a signed buckle, very well made, and indeed I was quite pleased at the quality of the strap overall. It's almost long enough, even! I was able to achieve a semi-comfortable fit by installing a deployant but, given that Leather Season is over here in Mississippi, I reckon I'll soon be swapping on a NATO strap. The movement is a Dixmont-Ghangzou DG2816, a 22-jewel auto which hacks and handwinds. It beats at 21,600 A/h, is 11-½ ligne in diameter (26mm), 5.87 mm thick, and uses 1.50/1.00/.17 hands. Now obviously it is decorated more finely than the base model DG2816, thus becoming a Stührling Caliber ST-91006. Mine's running +14 seconds after the first 24 hours. Not exactly Chronometer Grade Performance, but not half bad for an inexpensive Chinese automatic. The lume was a pleasant surprise! Not so much that it's World-Class glow-like-torch in intensity, but the fact that there's any at all. Other reviews state that some models have no lume whatsoever, so I was expecting the same here! Apparently "no-lume" applies only to certain color combinations..? In any case, the lume here is really quite decent by Budget Watch standards. No, it won't last all night. But it pops pretty good, and does remain legible for several hours. So. In case you can't tell, I'm pretty darned impressed with this watch! Indeed, given the high level of fit & finish and the intricate packaging, I am amazed that this watch can be sold at a point that will leave enough change from your US $$$ bill for a modest lunch. It may well be THE new Bang For The Buck Champion in me modest collection. Even at the more usual ~ $100 to $120 street prices, I recommend it highly! Sláinte! -Ricky
Excellent quality! It is large, so I wore it more like a bracelet plus took out a couple links. CAUTION: setting time on this watch requires you to first unscrew the pin slightly, then pull it out, set time and then gently push it back and re screw it. Read up on this. All those low score reviews that complained about it being "broken", just didn't adjust it correctly. Do not try to pull out the pin without unscrewing it.
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