Fully-automatic self-winding clock. Solid stainless steel case with analog display. Intricate skeleton face. Usually, watch fans who know better would automatically put these three features together and brace for the worst when it comes to the watch’s price tag. Indeed, if you were to look for these features from your typical Swiss watch manufacturer, it is not unreasonable to expect a watch that weighs in at around $300 to $500. And that’s just for beginners.
What truly makes the Stuhrling Original 133.33151 Executive Watch stand out is that this watch, made with the very best ‘Swiss tradition’ is able to provide solid value thanks to its exquisite and often exclusive automatic self-winding movement for less than $100. Yes. You read that right-you can stop rubbing your eyes.
What is Stuhrling’s secret? Keep reading.
133.33151 Skeleton Design
The Stuhrling Original Men’s 133.33151 truly puts on a strong show as far as proving its bonafide as an executive watch. Its solid stainless steel case proudly displays skeleton face intricacy which is carried over the watch’s back. It also features a classy leather band and the watch face is protected by Krysterna crystal-both in the front and the back. If all of the above doesn’t bring enough value to you, this unit also ships in a stainless steel case.
As mentioned above, this unit ships with a price that is all-too-friendly. What’s its ace in the hole? It is imported from China. Normally, watch fans are wary of the ‘made in China’ designation but considering the tremendous list of features and overall value-driven quality craftsmanship this Stuhrling model brings to the table, it appears that you can safely set aside your reluctance regarding watches made in China-at least for this case.
Affordable self-winding automatic
Usually, watches that boast a crystal protection system, classy leather strap, all the classic styling features of a great executive watch and, did I mention it? Skeleton design are sure to fetch hundreds of dollars. Add to this a fully self-winding automatic movement system and it is a near impossibility to get such a watch package below $300. Still, the 133.33151 comes in at less than $100. Again, I can’t emphasize that one detail enough-this watch is a self-winding automatic watch.
If you were ever looking for proof of Chinese manufacturing prowess, you only need consider this watch. Stuhrling (how cool does that name sound?) manages to deliver many of the features watch fans can only dream of and ship it all out with a very tight cost footprint. Moreover, this model ships in a very snazzy metal case. Quite a nice touch.
Of course, just like with everything made in China, the proof of the pudding is in durability. Just like with other imported watches, this Stuhrling 133.33151 unit has its fair share of early breakdown reports. This might be a deal killer for some people since this unit is made in China. Maybe they would be more forgiving if this watch had a Swiss manufacturing origin. Be that as it may, the watch IS very affordable. I’m sure there’s some offset between its features and its durability/overall quality.
Limited water resistance
This watch’s skeleton design can definitely turn heads. It also speaks the design language of Swiss manufacturers quite fluently. Make no mistake about it, when it comes to looks, this model brings its A-game. However, there’s no such thing as a perfect model and this watch’s Chinese origins might throw some people off-especially if they are looking for a watch they can wear for decades.
Still, if you are looking for a feature to seal the deal, consider this watch’s limited water resistance. It’s got you covered to a depth of 165 feet.
If you are looking for an executive men’s watch that looks awesome and won’t require you to pawn your car, check out the Stuhrling Original Men’s 133.33151 Executive Watch. If possible, use a credit card with extended warranty protection when buying this unit.