As you read in my earlier posts (here and here), I was fortunate to have a Magrette Regattare 2011 enter my personal collection. I’ve now had a good bit more wrist time with the watch, so I thought I’d give you a “long term” update on the watch.
For starters, the watch has basically become my daily wear. This of course started because it was the newest watch I had, and it’s just never left that spot. For one, it ensures that the automatic movement stays wound (admission: even on days I don’t wear it, I will put it on for a few hours when I get home just to wind it).
If I hand the watch to someone to take a look, they all comment on how heavy it is. And it’s not a light watch, being made out of steel – but I honestly don’t even notice it anymore. I think a large part of that has to do with the straps. The leather strap has a bit of padding to it, and is extremely comfortable. I did run into a problem where the screw in the buckle kept backing out. One email over to Magrette, though, and a new buckle made it’s way to me.
This did allow me to give the rubber strap a try, and I’m finding that even more comfortable that the provided leather strap. It adjusts nicely onto my 7 1/4″ wrist, and holds in place very well. Additionally, it has a sort of tire tread pattern on the underside of it, which I feel helps (at least in some small part) with airflow under the strap.
And now, just like many a good television show, I’m going to leave you wondering – would I recommend the watch? Tune in tomorrow for the second part of my update!