Top positive review
Beautiful watch, extremely accurate. Love it.
on August 2, 2014
Overall, it's a very nice watch, simple and elegant. People seem to like it, I've got several compliments. Perfect for everyday use and, I assume, for diving as well (haven't had the chance to take it diving yet, I'll update). In more detail:
Movement: It is the most accurate watch I've ever had. It had stayed accurate to within a second (!) in the first 30 days. I've stopped checking after that, but it'd damn accurate. It has a beautiful deep ticking sound, but you can only hear it if it's pressed to your ears.
Case/Appearance: Simple stainless steel (the back is nicely decorated though). It has a good weight, not too heavy, gives me a feeling of quality. Has a screw-down crown. The bezel is really tight, takes some effort to rotate it. The blue on the hands and the numbers is fluorescent, visible for 3-4 hours after last exposure to light. The date window is well readable.
The crystal was my only problem with the watch. No scratches at all, but it stands out a tiny bit from the plane of the bezel, and a strong hit from an unfortunate angle could chip it. Exactly what happened to me. The crystal didn't break, but there were obvious ripples inside it from the impact. I don't think this is a problem if you take minimal care not to slam the watch into walls/doors or such (I shall do that from now on). I had the crystal replaced. The Stührling customer service was amazing, very helpful and quick. My watch was done in a day (since I was in New York, where their service center is)
Strap: Not the best quality material but it does the job. I find it more comfortable than resin or metal ones. It's just threaded through the spring bar, easy to switch if you don't like it. The holes I use started to stretch a bit but it stopped soon and the strap seems durable. If you go into water, it will take over an hour to dry. For the ones with thin wrists, the strap is long (around 27cm/10.6"), but there's enough space in the loops that you can fold it back once.
I love this watch, and I recommend it. You definitely get your money's worth (it was $70 when I got it).