Welcome back to week 20 of our watch of the week series!!! Wow, can you guys believe it? We have finally achieved our 20th week since we started this series. Today, we will be going all out as we explore the Stuhrling Original Professional Diver 200M. If you are going to look for a professional diving watch, you can check out the Stuhrling Original 200M here. Now if you are ready, then lets dive straight in!!
Watch of the week # 20 (Source: Amazon.com)
Firstly, let’s talk about the core of the watch, which is the material. Like most divers watch at medium range, it is made out of 316L grade stainless steel. Stainless steel is an affordable option if you don’t want to go for titanium like the Seiko Tuna. On top of that, this watch is using the brand’s official Krysterna crystal for both the front and back of the case. With a crystal back, you can see the rotors of the automatic movement, as well as the other parts (jewels, spring balance, etc).
316L Grade Bead Ring (Source: Amazon.com)
Being a dive watch, this watch sports a 42 mm diameter stainless steel round case for easy visibility of the minute and hour hands. On top of that, the total thickness of the case from the top crystal to the bottom is 13.5 mm thick. Also, this watch sports a conventional 20mm wide oyster style bracelet.
Size Guide (Source: Stuhrling)
This watch is using a Japanese automatic movement, the Miyota caliber 8215. This Miyota 8215 is a conventional 3 hand movement (hour, minute and second hand), coupled with a fantastic date function at the 3 o’clock. On top of that, the basic dimensions of this movement are 11.5 ”’ or ~ 26mm in diameter. The overall height from the top to the bottom is 5.67 mm. This movement also comes with 21 jewels setting and beats at 21, 600 beats per hour.
Miyota 8215 (Source: Calibercorner.com)
BEZEL / DIAL
Firstly, let’s talk about the stunning bezel and the dial. This watch comes with a very polished finished blue bezel which looks very outstanding. Surrounding the blue coin-edged bezel, are the minute markers. Oh, did we mentioned that the bezel is able to rotate in one direction?
Bezel (Source: Amazon.com)
Next, we will talk also about the dial. Just like the bezel, it sports a polished blue bezel. Also, it has the conventional dive watch markers, with circles, rectangles and also inverted triangle (Just like the Seiko Tuna). Also, there is a cyclops at 3 o’clock, just above the date indicator. This is a standard for all dive watch to enhance the visibility of the date underwater.
Front view (Source: Amazon.com)
If you didn’t know, this dive watch comes with a Mercedes watch hands with luminous material on the minute, hour and second hands. Click here to find out more about the Mercedes watch hands. However, pay attention to the second hand, as it displays somewhat looks like an arrow hand, but the arrow is push back instead of to the front.
Mercedes Watch Hands (Source: Amazon.com)
This dive watch is sporting a typical oyster style bracelet. However, an extra additional finishing is given. The middle links are given a polished finish to give it that extra shine. On top of that, the two other links at the sides were given the conventional brushed polishing. On top of that, this watch is also using a tri-fold clasp, which you can see the word Stuhrling engraving on it.
Back View (Source: Amazon.com)
Lastly, we will also talk about the crown. This watch features a screw-down crown which you can change the position of the time and date when placed at a certain position. Also, notice the crown has the logo Stuhrling (S) engraved on it.