These have grown on me and I'm getting close to taking the plunge on a tan dial No. 01 hand wind (ETA 2801) with solid back, but few things are making me hesitate:
- At 43mm, it's at the upper end of my size limit (wrist = 6.75"). The thin bezel and amount of glass will make it appear large for its case size I think, although lug-to-lug is only about 51mm.
- Too dressy maybe? The case sides are brushed, but the top and lugs are polished. I worry it may be too dressy for my usual casual dress. But it's easy enough to change out the croc strap for calf, which should dress it down. In my experience, dressy watches don't get much wrist time.
- Novelty? I wonder if the novelty of the one hand wears off after a while. I've had my 24-hour one hand Botta a short while and I do enjoy it on lazy days where precision is not needed.
- Cost. At over $1100, it seems maybe a bit expensive for what it is.
I do like things that are a bit offbeat, however, and a MeisterSinger would certainly be a unique addition to the family. What do you guys think?