Today I want to write about Stuhrling watches. The company has an interesting history – started in 1999 by Henry Fischer. His goal was to start a watch company that provided quality, luxury type watches at a price that was affordable. Research was done in Switzerland and it was found that watch prices were inflated by the sponsorships and celebrity endorsements of the large brands. He set out with the Stuhrling brand – creating quality and affordable watches – and sold 22,386 watches in the first year. The company continues making these high quality watches and I want to talk about a specific Stuhrling Watch men want – the Monaco Chronograph.
The first thing I noticed is that this watch looks great – and if you’re into watches – it looks like Breitling Navitimer. Now the Breitling will cost over $6000 – that’s a big price. The Stuhrling Monaco Chronograph with similar styling and looks can be purchased for under $100. Take a look at the side by side picture below (click for a better view) – can you justify spending the extra $6000?
Looking at those two side by side – I’d say that Henry Fischer succeeded in his goal of creating affordable luxury watches.
Now – onto the Stuhrling Monaco Chronograph and the different model variations. Click each picture for more information.
Stuhrling Monaco Chronograph – 669.01- Black Dial with Black Leather Strap – MSRP $495
This one can be purchased for under $100 – you can’t go wrong with the black on black colors it’s a classic. If you want this one click here.
Stuhrling Monaco Chronograph – 669.02- Blue Dial with Black Leather Strap – MSRP $495
This watch sells for about $100 – I love blue watches and this is my favorite out of these models. If blue is your thing too – click here for this one.
Stuhrling Monaco Chronograph – 669.03- Brown Dial with Brown Leather Strap – MSRP $495
For under $120 you can have the Monaco Chronograph in brown – this one is a great watch for fall and winter – if this is the one that you have to have – then click here.
Stuhrling Monaco Chronograph – 669.04- Rose Tone Case with Brown Leather Strap – MSRP $495
You can get this Rose colored version for $130. The Rose gold color is very popular and I think the rose with black dial and brown leather band looks very good together. Go get this one here.
Stuhrling Monaco Chronograph – 669.05- Black Case with Black Leather Strap – MSRP $495
This watch sells for about $130 and looks good in all black with Rose gold colored accents. If this black model calls out to your dark side click here to get one.
Other than the colors – the specifications are the same for all of these watches and are listed below.
- Baton-Style Hands with Luminous Fill
- Applied Arabic Numeral 12 and Applied Stick-Style Markers
- Polished Shark Teeth Edging Fixed Bezel
- 3H-9H: 42mm; 6H-12H: 42mm
- Screw Down Case Back with Stuhrling Wings Logo
- Krysterna Crystal
- Screw Down Serrated Crown with Stuhrling S Logo
- 5 ATM Water Resistant (50 meters/165 feet)
- Leather Strap (20mm wide)
- Stainless Steel Tang Buckle with Stuhrling Wings Logo
- Movement – Japan Chrono VD53
So after reading about the Stuhrling company – and then specifically the Monaco Chronograph – I’m sure you’re ready to get one for yourself – click any of the pictures or links above to get one. My favorite is here.
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I purchased the black leather strap model 669.01 for my brother in law at Christmas time. I saw him over the weekend – he was wearing it and told me it has become his favorite watch! If you need a gift – maybe for an upcoming graduation – this would be perfect.