Review: Stuhrling Original Men’s Legacy (371.02) Automatic Self Wind Watch with Genuine Black Leather Strap
A noted luxury watch maker, Stuhrling is probably best known for their bold designs. As you can see from the photos, the Stuhrling Original Men’s Legacy (371.02) Automatic Self Wind Watch with Genuine Black Leather Strap is no exception.
As is the trend with this type of men’s watch, the Legacy 371.02 is oversized and thick, placing the watch’s elegant features in sharp relief against your wrist. The transparent face on the gold-toned, stainless steel round case lets you see the watch’s inner workings, which are set off by rich accents (two other tone and color options are available in this model at different price points, which you can see under “Customers Also Shopped For” in the middle of the Amazon page). A similarly transparent rear lets you see how the watch functions from that angle, albeit only when taken off your wrist.
As the “Automatic” and “Self Wind” in the name suggests, this watch features a mainspring that is wound automatically from the natural motion of your arm. If worn daily, this means your watch will never need winding or any other energy source. Of course, you can also manually wind the spring. Water resistance up to 165 feet means you never have to take the watch off, although you might want to take care with the 24mm wide alligator-embossed black leather strap.
A large crown lets you set either of the dual time faces, one on the main part of the watch and the other in a smaller, secondary window. Elegant sun and moon icons indicate AM or PM, respectively.
The Legacy 371.02 is a striking creation. Being the technophile that I am, this won’t replace my Apple Watch for everyday use, but I’ll certainly be wearing this watch when I want to make a more professional (and fashionable) statement.
Thanks to Stuhrling for the review unit.