Just to give you an overview of this Stuhrling Original Symphony 899, in general, it is a men’s quartz dress watch. Welcome back to watch of the week number #11 series where we explore different watches every week because we felt that there are more watches out there better than DW (Sorry). Today for the watch of the week #11, we will talk about the new Stuhrling Original Symphony 899.
Daniel Wellington (Source: Zalora.com.my)
Symphony 899 (Source: Zalora.com.my)
Let’s start off with the material which I have always begin with when I evaluate a watch. Overall, stainless steel is the main material which covers the case, case back, tang and buckle. On top of that, alligator embossed leather is used for the 20mm strap to connect the watch to the wrists. Lastly, Kyrsterna crystal is used to protect the dial and its movement.
3 variations (Source: stuhrling.com)
Next, let’s talk about the dimensions of the watch. Firstly, it sports a 42mm by 42mm diameter stainless steel case and case back. Lastly, the lugs width are 20mm, which is very common for dress watches.
First off, let’s start with the day/night indicator dial at the center. This day/night indicator is very creative especially when the sub-dial is designed with curved cut-out surrounding the blue circle around it. The words day/night, which is in blue is located at the top of the blue circle.
Day/Night Indicator (Source: stuhrling.com)
Below the blue circle at 6 o’clock, there is another sub-dial, which is the day indicator although it may not be very obvious at first. Another interesting thing is the main dial. If you noticed, the main dial is actually white in color with different cut-outs to house the rose-gold index hour markers.
Rose-gold leaf hands(Source: stuhrling.com)
Arabic numerals were also used to indicate minute on top of each hour index markers and etc. On top of that, words like Sturhling and original are located at 12 and 6 o’clock respectively. Finally, rose gold leaf-shaped hands are used to complement the dial.
S symbol on the crown (Source: Zalora.com.my)
Other notable features include the Stuhrling (S) logo carved on the serrated crown at the side of the watch, as well as the Stuhrling Wings logo on the buckle fastening.
Wings logo (Source: Zalora.com.my)
Ronda movement (Source: ronda.ch)
This beautiful watch is powered by the Swiss Ronda 515.24D movement. For your information, this is a normal 3 hand analog movement with features include day-night and date indicator as well. Other features include 25.60mm diameter by 3.00 mm thickness movement fitted inside this watch. Also, this watch comes with 1 jewel (Nickel Plated).
Extra honorable mentions include the 5 ATM water resistant features (50M/ 165 feet), stainless steel screw down case back and a polished stainless steel bezel.