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Stuhrling Original Aquadiver Regatta

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Stuhrling Original Aquadiver Regatta specifications

Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Stuhrling Original
Model number 395.33U16
Part Number 395.33U16
Model Year 2014
Item Shape Round
Dial window material type Synthetic sapphire
Display Type Analog
Clasp Fold-over-clasp-with-double-push-button-safety
Case material Stainless Steel
Case diameter 42 millimeters
Case Thickness 11.5 millimeters
Band Material Stainless Steel
Band length Mens-Standard
Band width 22 millimeters
Band Color Silver
Dial color Blue
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Unidirectional
Calendar Date
Special features Screw down crown
Item weight 6.2 Ounces
Movement Swiss Quartz
Water resistant depth 660 Feet

Stuhrling Original is a company that has produced a bit of controversy in the watch world. Founded with a goal to produce luxury-looking watches that are affordable for everybody. Stührling is an American company with roots dating back to the 1800s. Although the company had always been involved in the watchmaking business, it wasn’t until its rebirth in 1999 that Stuhrling proved its mantle. When creating watches, Stuhrling integrates the modern flair with a traditional appeal to create timepieces that look like intricate work of art.

If you are looking for a marine watch but don’t want to break the bank, do you wish to impress people with your sophistication, calm and quiet confidence, and understated elegance and still brag a little? Then the Stuhrling Original Aquadiver is the right one for you.

Pairing an active look with the understated elegance of a luxury watch, dive watches can look quite different from each other. With its blue face, ratcheting bezel, screw-down crown, and protective dial window made up of protective Krysterna crystal, this watch can’t help but make you turn your head. Of course, the main reason you are turning your head is the fact that this marine watch is able to look and function like the typical Swiss marine watch without costing an arm and a leg. True to its marine design, it can survive water to a depth of as much as 660 feet. Priced humbly, this watch looks great and functions well for its price.

The Stuhrling Original Aquadiver Regatta movement

The Stuhrling Original Aquadiver Regatta is decently priced watch, it seems to deliver almost all the features serious watch fans would want from a dive watch. This is quite a feat considering that Sturhling is not a JOhnny-come-lately brand. It made name for itself in the discriminating and elite-conscious world of global timepieces for its manufacturing system noted for its precision. IF there are any doubts regarding this company’s Swiss bonafide, all doubts are quickly dispelled by its focus on airtight precision.

The Stuhrling Original Aquadiver Regatta movement case

The case of the Stuhrling Original Aquadiver Regatta movement is built out of polished stainless steel. As seems to be pretty standard procedure among different watch brands, the sides of the case are polished to a near mirror finish while the tops of the lugs are left less reflective, with a more brushed steel look.

The case is very simply shaped and highly angular. On the right side are two short crown guards, which protrude smoothly from the side. The slope slightly downwards from near the bezel, with the bottom hanging just below the rest of the case. The ends are smoothly rounded.

The left side is plain and featureless. The side of the case is a smooth cylindrical wall, extending from where it meets the bezel to the case back. The lugs extend out from the top and bottom of the case, with many sharp corners. They slope down a significant amount, ending below the case bottom. this should allow the Stuhrling Original Aquadiver Regatta to sit comfortably even on smaller wrists.

The Stuhrling Original Aquadiver Regatta features

The Stuhrling Original Aquadiver Regatta is an elegant and classical design watch that offers special features for those who enjoy water activities such as snorkel, paddling, kayaking and most important of all but not exclusive to diving, which this watch is specially made for. It has a classic case size at around 42mm or 1.6″ which is enough space to feel comfortable reading the date spae and the hands. It is 0.4″ thick, with the date window at the 4:30 location.

The Stuhrling Original Aquadiver Regatta offers luminous hands and numerals for easy reading when in dark or turbulent waters. Which combined with the clock’s ability to dive up to 660 feet, withstanding up to 20 ATMs, makes a great tool for those who practice scuba diving and want to acquire a multipurpose tool.

The Stuhrling Original Aquadiver Regatta offers skeletonized Sword-style hands, with individually applied Arabic numerals, and stick indices in all other points. The bracelet is a 22 mm stainless steel triple-row link, with a deployant clamp which makes it feel as do it is a perfect fit. It also offers a rotating bezel, with a unidirectional motion, which can help divers when monitoring the breathing time.

The Stuhrling Original Aquadiver Regatta appearance

The appearance of the Stuhrling Original Aquadiver Regatta is predominantly made of stainless steel, which gives it the aspect of polished and bright metal. This makes it a great choice for different dress codes, due to the appearance of a high-end Swiss-made watch.

Its hands have a skeleton sword-style, with luminous ends, which gives it a resemblance of the hands in old European catholic churches. This sword style is not the classic design that offers the sword completely filled, by the contrary, the Regatta Champion offers a small space in the shaft of the sword unfilled. This style makes the hands look more symmetrical, which gives the Stuhrling Original Aquadiver Regatta a small hint of squared hands.

The Stuhrling Original Aquadiver Regatta has a dial with a color that will contrast a bit with stainless steel color of the case, which will help you follow the seconds’ needle easier when counting. It offers small luminous trapezoids to with 5-minute interval, with the exception of 12, 3, 6, 9, which is printed in Arabic letters.

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Stuhrling Original Aquadiver Regatta
Stuhrling Original Aquadiver Regatta
Stuhrling Original Aquadiver Regatta dive watch is a classic, elegant yet rugged and multipurpose watch, which has all the features a diver or a watch enthusiast will need. It offers a maximum depth dive of 660 ft. which should be more than enough for the average diver. Its hands and dial, offer luminous patches in the sword-style hand, which will help you in case your diving in dark or turbulent water.
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PROS
  • Can be used in a variety of activities
  • Affordable yet rugged and stylish
  • Great underwater performance
  • Designed to be user-friendly and easy to see
CONS
  • Has nonstandard batteries which can be hard to replace
  • The screw-down crown can be hard to move
  • Even do its marked as a Swiss clock, it is not clear where it is manufactured
  • Low-quality, lume-less bezel
  • Bad springbars, hard to route straps
  • Disappointing bracelet