Case and Dial
The Paul Rich 44MM StarDust gold model is quite a bold watch. It is 44MM in diameter - 13MM Thick - and 51MM Lug to Lug. The watch itself is crafted of solid 316L steel with a gold finish. For the most part, the case is brushed with some polished edges near the sides of the lugs. 50M is what we get on this model in terms of water resistance so I would not reccommend taking this piece in the pool nor ocean. However, you can most definitely get it wet. The dial is where this model really stands out in my opinion with hand applied lumed C3 superluminova markers that glow green. The date window is legible as well as reading the time at a glance. The Stardust glittery dark blue dial really stands out and sparkles as the light hits it giving off a really luxurious and glamorous feeling to the end user, which many will appreciate. To top it off the crystal is hard and durable with some AR coating for a clear view.
The movement utilized is the Seiko NH35 automatic which is a fairly common movement but a trustworthy one. It has a smooth sweep at 3 HZ with a quickset date, hacking seconds, and hand winding. It is a movement that will last many years without the need for service unlike some of its' Swiss competitors. The accuracy ranges - but on this model I am getting about +6 seconds per day which is outstanding.
The Paul Rich 44 features an integrated bracelet with quick release pins on the back for easy strap changing. However, if you want to change bands to a leather band for example you will need to buy the band from Paul Rich on their website. I see that as being the only downside - but the bracelet is very good quality and comfortable as well. It features a deployant butterfly clasp with their logo engraved where it joins at the middle of the wrist.
Furthermore, Paul Rich is definitely
improving their models from their humble beginnings a few years ago and are now a more recognized brand with a lot more models
to choose from. The quality is definitely good for the overall cosr as well as the movement and overall finishing of the timepiece. This one happens to be my favorite though as this type of dial is extremely rare and hard to find. Always remember you can save 15% off the full price on the Paul Rich Website using code ERIK15 - this will help cut a big chunk
of change off the price!