What’s in a Name?

I guess you have to be great to find a watch named after you. Ha! This is no joke. In reality, Stuhrling makes a Victoria watch. Could it be? It is named after me. Let me have my fantasy, so don’t email me with criticism. It is a lot of fun to claim a namesake, so I am going to do it in this blog. First I must tell you that this is a gorgeous design. It is rectangular in stainless steel and features a crystal-set bezel, a great-looking link bracelet, and a combination of day, date, and 24-hour chronograph subdials. Need I say more. This is a beauty! It has quartz movement with analog display, a protective crystal dial window, a fold-over clasp with a double push-button safety closure. You get a textured crown, hand-applied baton indices with Roman numeral marker at the twelve o’clock spot. If that isn’t enough, it is water-resistant to 165 feet. I think I have covered the basics.

I am going to wear my Victoria with pride and will tell everyone I encounter. Does that make me a braggart? I hope not. I will mention that most of the reviews of Stuhrling watches I read said that it is associated with classic refinement and a modern feel. All their watches are eye catching, no matter if it is rose or silver tone. Some of them reveal the mechanism of the timepiece through an opening in the back of the round steel case. While I prefer the bracelet style, the company also makes leather bands, some with a contemporary metallic satin overlay. The buckle that secures the strap is nice, but I am glad I don’t have to mess with one. I am rather clumsy. I like to slide my watch right onto my wrist.

Stuhrling is known for its high-quality craftsmanship and a distinct level of sophistication. No wonder I boast. If you want to give one as a gift—and they are not too pricey—the watch comes in a special box along with an instruction manual, warranty information, and a polishing cloth. The watches are made in Hong Kong with the movement country of origin—China. Hence the low cost. But don’t misjudge the functionality. These watches are popular because they are durable and last. It is what I call a good value.

I wonder why they came up with the model name—Victoria. I guess it is as good as any. It may seem odd to select a watch based on its name, but I was bound and determined. The company makes many styles and I found one that combined the right look and the perfect name. I hope they don’t offer a line of watches called Richard, Susan, Sally, or Sam. It would be overkill and ruin my special namesake. I want to be the only one who has a watch bearing their name. I am going to write a letter to the company to make sure. Meanwhile, check out the Stuhrling Victoria on line and see what got me so excited.