- Mar 30, 2009
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The Octo Finissimo is a great watch. That said, it is a watch I respect more than like. It wears larger than its 40mm size due to its shape, and because the bracelet does not taper that much, it feels like a wristband to me. Maybe I'll come around eventually. Definitely try before you buy.
I have not tried it, but I can certainly see this. I would certainly try before I bought - particularly to the extent that some folks have reported that it digs into their wrist, which is not great. In my eyes, this is kind of the ultimate, showy fun watch.I came to write the same thing. Beautiful watch, wears awfully on my wrist.
I see the Czapek Antarctique referenced all the time. Looks like a really cool watch. However, it is a wee bit more expensive. It is amazing how much of a splash Czapek has made in a short amount of time. I kind of hate the "resurrecting a dead brand thing" though.I've tried the Octo and it just wears weird on my wrist. If you want something else besides the Nautilus or 15202, I'd suggest the Czapek Antarctique or the Moser Streamliner.
Eh, the GP Laureato doesn't really do it for me. Doesn't get the juices flowing, which is kind of a pre-req for me.In that price range, have you considered the GP Laureato?
Well, I have made an affirmative decision on my next watch (unless something better comes up between now and when I purchase it). After I purchase that watch, I really look forward to dipping back into some "fun" stuff. The Zenith Chronomaster Revival Shadow is on the list, as is the new 36mm Explorer SS, and others.Cool watch! I haven't experienced one in person, but really seems nice for all the reasons you describe. Also, it seems different enough from the watches you were previously hunting, so as to perhaps not lead to that feeling of <settling for> that can occur when buying a watch similar to the one you <really> want...?
There does seem to be some sort of extraneous lug element to the design...like the outer quarters could simply not be there and the watch would be a bit less squarely fussy?
In other words, I do not enjoy the "hunt" and hope to be in a position soon where I no longer feel like I am "hunting". Once I acquire my current target, I would be surprised if I had any feelings of lust for the 5711 or 15202.
Interesting perspective on the bracelet. From what I have read, it seemed to me that the bracelet had near-unanimous appeal. Definitely would want to try it on. Kind of surprised there are no ADs in Louisiana.The Octo Finissimo is a great watch. I would consider adding one to my collection at some point. I love the case shape. It wears larger than it's dimensions suggest, but that is common with non-round watches. I've tried it on the titanium version and a skeleton version. My only criticism is the bracelet. I don't like how the bracelet feels, I don't love it's looks, or that it uses I believe push pins to size it. So if I bought it, I'd probably take the bracelet off. Actually I like how it looks better on a strap anyway. I think the lug design is much more interesting and is displayed better when it is on a strap anyway. You definitely need to try it on to decide if it is the right watch for you.