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Added photo - strap replaced.
Ordered skeleton and had it for two weeks. Here is my first impressions, mixed pros and cons.
1. With all reviews, my expectation was it should be more of a jewelry than a watch. It did not disappoint me, but did not beat my expectation. The skeleton does look unique than those hamilton ones at this price, but when encased, a lot of cut and decoration are less visible. If my wrist is transparent, I believe it will look better.
2. The movement surprised me - the winding piece rotates so smooth that is on par with IWC Portuguese ETA variation. Because the removal of materials, it sounds a lot more crisp and louder when put at side of my ear - compare with a SW200 (RW4200). This beats me expectation to death. Accuracy - it is on average off by 2-3 seconds per 24 hours on a wolf cub winder after 1 week of break in (cold oils start to flow around).
3. As always, since this is a thousand dollar level watch (skeleton or not), consider replace with a quality strap. Depends on your budget, Hirsch letter (alligator embossed, 60ish) or Hadley Roma alligator (80 to 150) are both good options. Hirsch alligator is an overkill (cost 200-350, at top quality - think of a JLC strap that cost 400, or a Tag high end strap that cost 500). It is 20mm at lug and seriously consider 16mm buckle if you take it as a dress watch - also invest a buckle to make your strap life double.
Hey, i was just wondering how
much you paid for the watch. I got an offer for $1550 aud but I'm not sure if that's good or not (it'd be my first good watch)
It was about 860USD. Strap was replaced.