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His & Hers Stuhrling Original Skeleton Watches

Speed to First Woot:
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sonavlaa
Last Wooter to Woot:
HogDaddy
Last Purchase:
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lichme


quality posts: 3127 Private Messages lichme

Learn all about Stuhrling

I love skeleton watches. Maybe it's the nerd in me, but I love seeing the inner workings of stuff.

mjkane1


quality posts: 3 Private Messages mjkane1

For those of you who are not familiar with watches, Stuhrling is German for "Cheap Chinese junk you find advertised in the back of Road & Track magazine."

...Did I just buy that?

kolme


quality posts: 12 Private Messages kolme

If you are not familiar with the Stuhrling company, I would direct you to http://www.tractionink.com/watch_wiki/index.php?title=Stuhrling_Original

These watches use Chinese movements. But from what little research I have done, those who have purchased from Stuhrling seem to be fairly pleased for the price they paid (usually around 100, but certainly never a 450msrp). For 70 bucks they look like fun watches, and if something physical happens to one, then no biggie.

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3815 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Time to check out the product page

acanarelli


quality posts: 263 Private Messages acanarelli

Buying watches like these could be habit forming! I bought one about a year ago and now own 4. I think the skeleton watches are beautiful and can probably put you in a trance. I frequently get questions about them in elevators, trains and airplanes.

While the automatic watches save money on batteries (they don't use them) you will have to use that money to buy a winder. DO NOT buy a single watch winder, as you will certainly buy at least another automatic watch. Buy at least a double winder and look before you leap because you don't need a lot of money for a good winder. I own 2 double winders and paid $39 each. You can buy a quad winder for $59. Check online and you should find them.

By the way, I like and will buy the silver watch with the blue dial and the gold hands...take a look.

krig


quality posts: 0 Private Messages krig
acanarelli wrote:While the automatic watches save money on batteries (they don't use them) you will have to use that money to buy a winder. DO NOT buy a single watch winder, as you will certainly buy at least another automatic watch. Buy at least a double winder and look before you leap because you don't need a lot of money for a good winder. I own 2 double winders and paid $39 each. You can buy a quad winder for $59. Check online and you should find them.



Just want to point out something here, and that is the use of automatic winders. I can tell you from experience that using one is actually a bad idea with a typical automatic watch.

Like any mechanical device wear is created over time as long as the watch is running. Typically a watch will run 36-52 hours (depends on the model) between winds, automatic watches will maintain power as long as you are moving. However occasionally you rest, or remove the watch, and let it sit, so the automatic mechanism is no longer in motion.

Watch winders will put constant stress on the mechanism and cause it to wear out faster than normal, which can lead to a broken mainspring (and thus a whole range of issues can arise!) or more commonly worn out pivots.

Just some advice, at this price point when the watch fails odds are that the owner will replace it with another without a second thought.

acanarelli


quality posts: 263 Private Messages acanarelli
krig wrote:Just want to point out something here, and that is the use of automatic winders. I can tell you from experience that using one is actually a bad idea with a typical automatic watch.

Like any mechanical device wear is created over time as long as the watch is running. Typically a watch will run 36-52 hours (depends on the model) between winds, automatic watches will maintain power as long as you are moving. However occasionally you rest, or remove the watch, and let it sit, so the automatic mechanism is no longer in motion.

Watch winders will put constant stress on the mechanism and cause it to wear out faster than normal, which can lead to a broken mainspring (and thus a whole range of issues can arise!) or more commonly worn out pivots.

Just some advice, at this price point when the watch fails odds are that the owner will replace it with another without a second thought.



That's not entirely true. First of all, automatic watches are designed to run so it is best to run them. Secondly, a good watch winder has a cycle. It runs clockwise for 3 minutes and then counter clockwise for another 3 minutes. It does this for about 12 minutes then stops for 45 minutes. It then begins the whole cycle again.

There is more stress placed on the mechanism by hand winding the watch with a strong possibility of over winding the watch. Besides, it's a pain in the arse to keep setting the time every time you wish to use the watch.

acanarelli


quality posts: 263 Private Messages acanarelli

I just placed my order for the silver watch with blue dial and gold hands. I now own 5 automatic watches, of which 3 are skeleton watches. What's next?...maybe I should buy one for each day of the week.

willyone


quality posts: 27 Private Messages willyone

UH OH! The picture of the first watch is a 513G. Somebody was sleepy! Or dyslexic like me.

sombraala


quality posts: 4 Private Messages sombraala

I have a bunch of these that I paid a little bit more for (~$90). I like them, though one is 'loose' or something and makes a pretty loud ticking noise as I move around.

I don't use an winder or anything, I just let the watches stop when they're done but wind them up a bit and set them as I put them on in the morning. Only takes a few seconds and it's REALLY nice to not ever have to go get a new battery - which usually takes me much more than a few seconds (even amortized over the life of the battery) and is frustrating as it takes me so long to go get it done as well.

Also don't really have to worry all that much about it being extremely accurate as it's unlikely that it'll get that far off in a single day.

willyone


quality posts: 27 Private Messages willyone
acanarelli wrote:I just placed my order for the silver watch with blue dial and gold hands. I now own 5 automatic watches, of which 3 are skeleton watches. What's next?...maybe I should buy one for each day of the week.



You picked far and away the best looking of the bunch! Kudos to your taste!

mdnorman


quality posts: 52 Private Messages mdnorman
acanarelli wrote:I just placed my order for the silver watch with blue dial and gold hands. I now own 5 automatic watches, of which 3 are skeleton watches. What's next?...maybe I should buy one for each day of the week.




What's next? I think you'll eventually regret buying several cheap watches instead of one or two high quality watches.

Rozie13


quality posts: 9 Private Messages Rozie13

I'm a windable watch Boogie Man (newbie - no idea why Woot changed n-zero-zero-b to 'boogie man'), so please help me understand:

This watch needs to be manually wound, and each time you wind it it will 'hold the charge' for up to 34 hours, is that correct?

For some reason I thought the description meant it winds itself as you move around during the day. Help!

mdnorman


quality posts: 52 Private Messages mdnorman
Rozie13 wrote:I'm a windable watch Boogie Man (newbie - no idea why Woot changed n-zero-zero-b to 'boogie man'), so please help me understand:

This watch needs to be manually wound, and each time you wind it it will 'hold the charge' for up to 34 hours, is that correct?

For some reason I thought the description meant it winds itself as you move around during the day. Help!



These watches have an automatic "self wind" movement -- so yes, the watch will "wind itself as you move around during the day." But you can also manually wind it by pulling up on crown and twisting it.

thefobbysystm


quality posts: 0 Private Messages thefobbysystm

This is my first time buying a skeleton watch - I've been waiting for some of the Akribos watches to come back on sale, but I jumped at this as it seems to be the next best thing.

If it helps anyone, I found the Amazon page for the men's watches here, if anyone finds it helpful. Amazon also has it for $50+ more, so this seems like a good deal.

Rozie13


quality posts: 9 Private Messages Rozie13
mdnorman wrote:These watches have an automatic "self wind" movement -- so yes, the watch will "wind itself as you move around during the day." But you can also manually wind it by pulling up on crown and twisting it.



THANK YOU.

Pufferfishy


quality posts: 40 Private Messages Pufferfishy

Weight is 50 meters.

It will also do the Kessel run in 12 parsecs.

You've been put on posting probation for this post

Pufferfishy


quality posts: 40 Private Messages Pufferfishy
thefobbysystm wrote:Amazon also has it for $50+ more, so this seems like a good deal.



This $25 watch is only $70 here when it's a buck twenty from the parent company? THAT IS AN AMAZING DEAL!!!!!11111

You've been put on posting probation for this post

mikem53


quality posts: 5 Private Messages mikem53

Sthurling = junk for less

gille5000


quality posts: 6 Private Messages gille5000

I'm willing to bet that most of the people proclaiming these junk have never actually owned one. I bought my first Sturhling watch almost six years ago, and it is still going strong and still keeps good time. I now own another four and all still work well. The only problem I've had is that the fabric/leather straps begin to go after a while, but with these that obviously won't be a problem.

I've never had a problem with the self winding mechanism. When I haven't worn a watch in a while I give it a quick shake before I put it on and that gets it started.

FWIW I usually have a problem with watches getting magnetised and stopping working after a few months of wear, but I've not had that happen with any of my Stuhrling watches. It's one of the main reasons I keep buying them.

radi0j0hn


quality posts: 99 Private Messages radi0j0hn

My main reason to wear a watch is to be able to quickly glance at it and tell what time it is. Skeleton watches FAIL. Timex Indiglo for me so I can check quickly in my car at night.

acpress.com Not cute, but useful.

brian153


quality posts: 0 Private Messages brian153

Is this a his AND hers purchase or is it his OR hers?

raleigh747


quality posts: 1 Private Messages raleigh747
radi0j0hn wrote:My main reason to wear a watch is to be able to quickly glance at it and tell what time it is. Skeleton watches FAIL. Timex Indiglo for me so I can check quickly in my car at night.



Why not look at the illuminated time on your dash?

zuiquan


quality posts: 23 Private Messages zuiquan

I bought a Stuhrling automatic last year and while it looked great, the performance was anything but. I followed the directions exactly and the longest it would run was about an hour and a half. After two weeks of fiddling I ended up returning it because there was no way I could get it to work properly.

krig


quality posts: 0 Private Messages krig
acanarelli wrote:That's not entirely true. First of all, automatic watches are designed to run so it is best to run them. Secondly, a good watch winder has a cycle. It runs clockwise for 3 minutes and then counter clockwise for another 3 minutes. It does this for about 12 minutes then stops for 45 minutes. It then begins the whole cycle again.

There is more stress placed on the mechanism by hand winding the watch with a strong possibility of over winding the watch. Besides, it's a pain in the arse to keep setting the time every time you wish to use the watch.



Im afraid it is entirely true. I have seen many, many watches come into my shop with ruined pivots, worn out barrels, and even broken mainsprings (all of them being Swiss ETA movements, most popularly being the 2892 and 2824, the 7750 chronographs tend to have the reduction wheel break free of its arbor). Automatic watches CANNOT be overwound, it is impossible. The mainspring is designed to slip inside the barrel when a full wind is reached, thus allowing excess energy from the movement of the automatic (or when manually winding it) to be dissipated. Over time this slipping action creates wear inside the barrel, which you will be able to see with the open design, when this wear reaches a point where the friction overcomes the slipping ability the mainspring will break, or part of the automatic will fail. Usually other issues of wear arise before this happens under normal usage, rendering the watch non-functional until repaired.

It is really a nearly effortless action to wind and set the watch when you first put it on.

Please, don't use automatic winders with watches, it only serves to reduce the overall life of the mechanism.

wooters!!


quality posts: 2 Private Messages wooters!!
raleigh747 wrote:Why not look at the illuminated time on your dash?


Ignition turned off maybe?

Automatic watches can't be justified in practical terms, as there are always alternatives to simply telling time, maybe more easily, or more accurately. They can be sometimes considered more as jewelry or fashion accessories, or simply nifty things to look at in operation. If you're mechanically inclined you'd consider how amazing the mechanism is, even down to the cheapest mechanical watches. Imaging fabricating anything of the kind from scratch, it'd be impossible. I'd have to go with a sundial watch.

wooters!!


quality posts: 2 Private Messages wooters!!

"Krysterna Crystal front and back, utlizing cutting-edge technology from the optical industry to create a more shatter-resistant crystal than sapphire"

Does it also have anything like the scratch resistance of sapphire? Or is the statement like saying, "Our car has superior gas mileage compared to even the top Formula 1 cars!"

hdtvcamera


quality posts: 3 Private Messages hdtvcamera

Breitling watches are among the luxury brands that are Swiss made and have been in the market since the company was founded in 1884.

Stuhrling watches are the equal of buying a genuine Rholex.

schep999


quality posts: 9 Private Messages schep999
wooters!! wrote:"Krysterna Crystal front and back, utlizing cutting-edge technology from the optical industry to create a more shatter-resistant crystal than sapphire"

Does it also have anything like the scratch resistance of sapphire? Or is the statement like saying, "Our car has superior gas mileage compared to even the top Formula 1 cars!"


Whats the WOOT version of "like"?

You are so correct.....

bowlingb


quality posts: 22 Private Messages bowlingb
krig wrote:Im afraid it is entirely true. I have seen many, many watches come into my shop with ruined pivots, worn out barrels, and even broken mainsprings (all of them being Swiss ETA movements, most popularly being the 2892 and 2824, the 7750 chronographs tend to have the reduction wheel break free of its arbor). Automatic watches CANNOT be overwound, it is impossible. The mainspring is designed to slip inside the barrel when a full wind is reached, thus allowing excess energy from the movement of the automatic (or when manually winding it) to be dissipated. Over time this slipping action creates wear inside the barrel, which you will be able to see with the open design, when this wear reaches a point where the friction overcomes the slipping ability the mainspring will break, or part of the automatic will fail. Usually other issues of wear arise before this happens under normal usage, rendering the watch non-functional until repaired.

It is really a nearly effortless action to wind and set the watch when you first put it on.

Please, don't use automatic winders with watches, it only serves to reduce the overall life of the mechanism.



I guess my question is this: How is this any different than someone who wears the same automatic watch on a daily basis?

krig


quality posts: 0 Private Messages krig
bowlingb wrote:I guess my question is this: How is this any different than someone who wears the same automatic watch on a daily basis?



Even with daily wear the user is likely to remove the watch for periods of time, such as shower/pool/sleep/or dirty work. During this time the automatic is not in motion. Even with a timed winder you are still putting more stress on the mechanism than though normal wear.

When being worn throughout the day the weight of the automatic only goes through a portion of a full 360 degree revolution. If you're walking the oscillating weight which drives the automatic may only rotate 45-60 degrees, if you rest your arm on a desk it may go 90, raise your hand above your head? 180 degrees. On an automatic winder it is spinning 360 degrees continuously, for hours or days at a time, even if it is on a timer.

We often liken it to running your cars engine constantly, you wouldn't let your engine run overnight while your asleep, would you, just so you wouldn't have to start it in the morning? Not to say what that would do to your fuel economy, of course.

acanarelli


quality posts: 263 Private Messages acanarelli
mdnorman wrote:What's next? I think you'll eventually regret buying several cheap watches instead of one or two high quality watches.



Don't feel bad, but I know a lot of people who equate how much an item costs with it's level of quality. My own mother would always buy the most expensive of two items, believing that the most expensive of the two items HAD to be better. There was nothing I or anyone could say to her to make her change her mind. She had to change her thinking on her own but this never happened.

It's very easy for us also to equate "made in China" with junk. I remember when Americans did exactly the same during the 50's and 60's with "made in Japan." Look who's laughing now. We are currently sending more gold to Japan these days than we ever spent to defeat them during World War 11.

And so it is with China. While they had a slow start a few decades ago, they are beating us at our own game today. Many of the products we buy from them today are no longer junk...an alarmingly large percentage of them are as good or better than American products...and they are cheaper. The only ones who are laughing today are the Chinese...they are laughing all the way to the bank.

Katmandoo122


quality posts: 9 Private Messages Katmandoo122
mikem53 wrote:Sthurling = junk for less



Not really. I own three Sturhlings. They are inexpensive but not junk. The two automatics work quite well and have been very durable. The quartz "diver" watch I have is darn nice.

They aren't Tags or Brighties but neither are they junk. They're decent,better, and prettier than most you can get in this price range...at least as far as I am aware.

what is a signature?

MichXelle


quality posts: 38 Private Messages MichXelle
acanarelli wrote:Buying watches like these could be habit forming! I bought one about a year ago and now own 4. I think the skeleton watches are beautiful and can probably put you in a trance. I frequently get questions about them in elevators, trains and airplanes.

While the automatic watches save money on batteries (they don't use them) you will have to use that money to buy a winder. DO NOT buy a single watch winder, as you will certainly buy at least another automatic watch. Buy at least a double winder and look before you leap because you don't need a lot of money for a good winder. I own 2 double winders and paid $39 each. You can buy a quad winder for $59. Check online and you should find them.

By the way, I like and will buy the silver watch with the blue dial and the gold hands...take a look.



We have the same taste, we chose the same colors. We've become addicted to these middle of the road watches and have been wearing them more than the upscale ones. W000T found a new nitch, keep it up W000T. You realize people have a thing for watches! Years back, having 1 or 2 good watches was enough for anyone. No longer.

OVER 550 W00T CARTFULS as of 06/25/14. You're killing us with some wonderful items W000T!

OVER 8 years on W00T shopping and The W00T Forum, since 02/06 with now a whopping 34 Quality Posts L-M-A-O! We do post quality information as do others that isn't recognized. Thanks for the 3 in 1 entire week! We're humbled. 3 additional noticed in 3 months. No more positive posts as our are not noticed.

acanarelli


quality posts: 263 Private Messages acanarelli
MichXelle wrote:We have the same taste, we chose the same colors. We've become addicted to these middle of the road watches and have been wearing them more than the upscale ones. W000T found a new nitch, keep it up W000T. You realize people have a thing for watches! Years back, having 1 or 2 good watches was enough for anyone. No longer.



I could say, I agree with you except I also own 3 elite watches, 2 of which are Rolex. I could say that but then I would be telling a big lie.

I believe that watches under $100 can be decent watches...at least most of them can. Half of all watches today are under $25. The middle of the road watch is under $500 and the elite, expensive watches are $1,500 and up. The expensive watches are not purchased because of their ability for accuracy but rather for the status symbol they represent. The truth is that a $25 quartz Timex can easily out perform a $25,000 Rolex in terms of accuracy any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

I'm quite happy with a middle of the road watch. They are pretty, they are reasonably accurate and they are affordable to the extent that I can own as many watches as I own suits or pairs of shoes.

starryc84


quality posts: 1 Private Messages starryc84

Currently I have a Relic watch. Previously, I had a Fossil. Both were priced about the same as these. Both required batteries. The Fossil eventually stopped working after 2-3 years and 2-3 battery replacements. The Relic is still ticking, but the face is pretty scratched.

Can I expect the same or better performance with one of these watches? I don't expect life-time heirloom quality, just a few years of telling me the time and preventing me from looking at my phone in meetings.

willyone


quality posts: 27 Private Messages willyone

CAN'T WE JUST ALL GET ALONG, without impugning others for their thoughts and choices?

acanarelli


quality posts: 263 Private Messages acanarelli
willyone wrote:CAN'T WE JUST ALL GET ALONG, without impugning others for their thoughts and choices?



Of course we can, but as we all learned from reading "ANIMAL FARM", our thoughts and choices are just a little bit better than theirs.

willyone


quality posts: 27 Private Messages willyone
acanarelli wrote:Of course we can, but as we all learned from reading "ANIMAL FARM", our thoughts and choices are just a little bit better than theirs.



GREAT!!!! You made me laugh so hard that my soda came shooting out of my nose! Way to go. I think you should help me clean it up!