I held out for a month, but finally broke down and ordered a Stuhrling Regatta when Lee Meister posted about the 10% off sale at overstock.com. I really like the design of this watch and hope that, if I have problems, Stuhrling's customer service is as good as I've heard. I'm also hoping that they have their autmatic movements working better than they did a while back...
I really like the dial and bezel on this watch--it takes its styling cues from Ulysse Nardin and Chopard, neither of which I can afford. I'll put this on a Chopard-style tire tread rubber strap and see how it looks.
It wasn't a big risk and if it keeps reasonable time, I'll be thrilled.