Monday, January 10, 2011

Striking Design Features that Set Stuhrling Original Apart From the Pack

The world of quality wristwatches is rapidly changing. Many companies out there are intimidated by the multitudinous other ways that people check the time these days. They glance at their cell phones, mp3 players, or note the hour in countless other ways. Some formerly illustrious watchmakers are resorting to gimmicks and gaudy designs to overcompensate for this.

And yet there are other watch companies who are moving forward at this time. They don’t fear the future because they know that there will always be those people out there who appreciate the craftsmanship and artistry that goes into producing a fine timepiece.

Stuhrling Original is one company that is bravely moving forward into the future. Rather than trying to trick their buyers with insubstantial flash, they are inspiring watch collectors around the world with innovative and original design features.

Every watch that Stuhrling Original produces has something distinctive about it.

In many cases, these watches have a whole assortment of features that set them apart from the pack. Here are a few examples of watches that Stuhrling Original is offering, as well as descriptions of those special features that make them truly, well, original.

Stuhrling Original Men’s Heracles Quartz Chronograph Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch

This marvelous watch is named after the divine Greek mythological hero Heracles. Heracles is the Greek version of the Roman hero Hercules. He was the epitome of masculinity and so is this fine timepiece.

The Heracles by Stuhrling Original has a circular black and silver-tone case that is made from 316L stainless steel. A Krysterna crystal protects the dial while a unidirectional rotating bezel tops the case.

You can get the dial in either black with yellow accents or gray with red accents.

Arabic numerals rest at 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, and 9:00, while silver-tone markers sit at the other positions. The Heracles ticks methodically away with movement powered by Swiss Parts Ronda 5040 Quartz.

Other distinguishing features of this commanding timepiece include the three sub-dials that show up at 3:00, 6:00, and 9:00. There is also a date window near 4:00. This watch has a stainless steel bracelet that has black inner links and silver-tone outer links. Heracles himself would be proud to wear such a fine wristwatch.

Stuhrling Original Men’s Phoenix Gallant Quartz Chronograph Rubber Strap Watch

The people at Stuhrling Original must have had mythology on the brain when they named their watches. The Phoenix also finds its roots in a Greek myth where a giant bird dies in flames and a new one rises from the ashes. Just like that new bird of legend, the Phoenix by Stuhrling Original is thrillingly colorful.

The Phoenix comes in primarily black, but you can choose exciting dial accents that include green, blue, or red. The case is ionic-plated to help make it extra scratch resistant. To achieve this, the stainless steel case is bombarded with positively charged ions. This chemically bonds the base and the plating, which helps prevent scratches and flakes.

The dial itself is black and has an Arabic numeral at 12:00. All of the other hour positions feature stick index markers in whichever color you choose. The hands are skeletal to reveal the dial beneath, and they move around 3 sub-dials that are located at 3:00, 6:00, and 9:00. This delightful watch clasps to your wrist with a buckle at the end of the black rubber strap. For the ultimate in innovation, you can’t go wrong with the Phoenix.

Stuhrling Original Men’s Limitied Edition Madman Chronograph Rubber Strap Watch

The watchmakers at Stuhrling Original pride themselves on being on the cutting edge of design. They also realize that sometimes keeping up with the times means paying homage to the past. The 60s retro look is coming back in a big way, and Stuhrling Original has acknowledged this with the art deco overtones of the Madman.

This watch is extremely limited, so act fast. It has a stainless steel case that has a stainless steel bezel, which is attached by accent screws at the corners. The Madman also features a split function chronograph that denotes minutes, seconds, tenths of seconds, and even has a 10-hour counter.

The dial is a rectangle and is as distinguished and original as the rest of the watch. It has Arabic numerals located at 1:00, 5:00, 7:00, 11:00 and 12:00 while index markers rest at the remaining positions in a separate outer dial.

There are multiple sub-dials on the face of this watch that appear at 3:00, 6:00, and 9:00. A separate date window rests at 4:00. Despite its refined appearance, the comfortable rubber strap makes it functional and sporty as well. The Madman has it all.

When you shop for a sensible and stylish watch, it is important to find something that speaks to you. Look at the details, admire the craftsmanship, and make the choice that feels right. The people at Stuhrling Original surely want you to buy their product, but they also want you to find the watch that matches your style and your soul.

Rob Lee is a freelance writer who writes about jewelry, and specific brands such as Stuhrling Original .

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