Stuhrling, good or not so good

Has anyone ever heard of Stuhrling Watches? I'm considering wether I should buy them or another Orient. I can only find what their own message about the watch says and polarizing view points customers post. Ben's Watch Club review on YouTube is not impressed with the brand. I do like some of their dails and small 39mm sizes. Google has posted on their movement as being made in China but again the watch claims swiss origins.

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If you are only paying $30-$50 bucks, go for it. Worst case it breaks, you are not out a whole lot. Similar to Invicta, they are inexpensively made, given a high fake MSRP, then unloaded to discount clothing and department stores where they sell for next to nothing. There is nothing wrong with them if you know that going into it. There is a Homegoods/TJMaxx combo nearby and I am occasionally in there for random house stuff, but I always like to see what is in the watch cabinet. Without fail, Sturling, Invicta, and others fill the shelves starting at $25. Not even sure how they even make them for that price, never mind sell them, but again, at that price, have at it.

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I own a couple. They are okay. Orient is a well-established, well-built watch with a decent resale value. Stuhrling "Original" is not. Like I say, they are fun to have, but I would look at the Orient first or branch out to affordable Seiko's or Citizen or even Casio's. 

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The claim used to be that there was a Max Stuhrling who was a renowned watchmaker in Switzerland at some point in the late 1800's, though nobody else really knows about this. Then his (great?) grandson decided to revive things in the 1990's or so. Allegedly. The umlauted name is good at seeming Euro and not-cheap.

I only have a quartz of theirs. It's as good as any mall watch I guess. The anchor pricing pretending to be marked down from some multiple amount is ridiculous, of course.

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I own the Stührling Presidia 943A Automatic 42mm Skeleton

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Great watch for the very small price.