When Stuhrling first contacted us to do a review, they sent a Centurion. When it arrived, I’ll admit, the design threw me off for a bit. The unique font, the extremely sharp and square case – this didn’t reflect the type of watch I typically wear. To be fair, I didn’t care for it all that much. I was determined to give the watch a fair chance however, and wore it on a daily basis for a while, just to collect some opinions.
Once I stopped walking on a lean, due to the heavy weight and serious construction (almost all Stuhrling watches are constructed of surgical stainless steel) I started to like the thing. It keeps great time, has a very unique look to it, and is the type of watch that it’s ok to wear on a daily basis. It’s ok if it gets a little scratched on the buckle, because it’s tough. In fact, I’d almost say it could probably stop a bullet if it needed to.
Admittedly, the Centurion is not for everyone. It is a very large watch, as you can see from the pictures. My wrists aren’t exactly small, and the Centurion is almost a little too large for me. I do like it however, and it is reliable and very well constructed.
MSRP on this watch is $1140, however if you shop around you can find them deeply discounted. I was able to find the Centurion for $329.99 on Amazon.
Tomorrow we’ll be taking a look at the Stuhrling Atlas, a watch that takes its design from some classic styling.