Published by Joshua Clare-Flagg on 8 Nov, 2018.

This Starking is quite remarkable. Sure, it’s a little bit plain in the looks department, but what it offers for $50 is pretty staggering. A high beat automatic movement (that looks like the Chinese DG2803), sapphire crystal and all-round good finishing is more than I had expected. The date window is way too cramped and a little skew, but for the price it’s genuinely a great contender for the best, cheapest automatic dress watch.

The specs

  • Dimensions: 40mm diameter x 11mm height x 48mm lug to lug
  • Weight: 63g
  • Water resistance rating: 5ATM / 50m
  • Movement: DG2803 ($25 on its own) – 28.8k
  • Accuracy: +37.6 sec / day
  • Lug width: 20mm
  • Warranty: not specified
  • Price: $50 / £38; 11/11 special offer $42 / £31
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The video review

3 responses to “Starking (AliExpress) Automatic Watch Video Review”

  1. Richard says:

    I bought one of these when I saw it recommended in Just One More Watch.
    I concur, it’s actually quite lovely and difficult to fault in particular for a watch costing $50
    I think I ended up only paying $34 from a promotion

  2. Carol says:

    I purchased a Starking watch and whenever I take it off, say go for a swim it just stops. love the watch but not sure if it should do this.

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