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I was looking for a traditional watch with a brown leather band and automatic movement. Seems simple enough until a casual search returned a lifetime worth of pages to browse. So I adjusted my search with lowest to highest price and saw this Tuskegee Skymaster.



The price was in my impulse buy range so I ordered and got it a week ago. Until I got it, I couldn't tell that the dial had two levels with the minute markers higher than the hour markers. I thought this was a nice subtle touch. Even at 46mm, it is the lightest of my watches at 91 grams as compared to my 37mm bracelet Seiko 5 at 112grams. The movement is hackable and windable - it is very tactile and reasonably quiet, with quick set day and date.

It came in a nice package with case, cleaning cloth, 2 year warranty, instructions. Website at http://www.stuhrling.com/Mens/Aviator/129B2.3315K43.html



So far it keeps reasonably good time and very easy to wear. It is a very nice casual wear watch, high contrast display, large enough day and date that I can read without the need for magnification.

I intend to wear this in the office and likely only when I wear earth tones so I will likely not have to exercise the warranty.
 

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Nice watch for the money. Enjoy it.
 

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Very nice!! Congrats
 

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Thanks for the positive encouragement as it has been awhile since I even wore a wristwatch.

Now that I think about it, it is really something else for a person and the right watch to meet.
 

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Nice catch. I have the same model (although I swapped out the strap), and I really enjoy wearing it. Enjoy yours.
 

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Thank you for the continued positive reception.

I would like to add that although their website states some lume on the hands they are insignificant in purpose - really a day watch.
 

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I own the Tuskeege auto with the lume dial and I am extremely pleased with it. I put a deployment clasp on it in place of the tang buckle. Definitely a keeper, nice score



 

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IMO it's one of the nicest pilot watches out there. I think you chose very well. I have a couple S.O. Pilots and they are stand up watches. The S.O. Tuskegee line is one of their best. I have recommended them to several of my friends and they are all pleased with the watches they got.
 

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I own the Tuskeege auto with the lume dial and I am extremely pleased with it. I put a deployment clasp on it in place of the tang buckle. Definitely a keeper, nice score
Thanks for posting that as I like that deployment clasp.
 

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Thanks Mike and John as the watch is really a good looking watch.

John and Bsw, Thanks for the reassurance on the Stührling line as that will be icing on the cake.
 

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I have this Stührling Original Tuskegee flier. This is the large version that I can't find any info on (50+mm with 26mm lugs). It's an okay watch, but I haven't wore it much. I didn't like the strap on it, and looking to replace it with something Perlon or a NATO strap. It seems pretty nice, but would like to mod it, as it was part of a large purchase, and I literally fit this watch for approximately $5.00.
 

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I have one exactly like yours LesDMess and have enjoyed it since day one when I first saw it advertised on Shop some time ago. Hope you enjoy yours as much. :)
 

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I loves me some cream colored dials.
Have an Orient Mako XL with cream colored dial.
Never bought Sthurling before
Does it use Seagull movement?

Lou Snutt
 
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