I ordered this 857 about 3 weeks ago from Watchbuys (along with a U1 on a brushed Tegimented bracelet) and finally received a spring bar tool so that I could install this black Tegimented bracelet on the watch. Although I absolutely love both watch's after a partial day with the black bracelet, I just don't think I will ever warm up to it. (Although I do live in Minnesota, and it has been bitterly cold, there was no pun intended with that last statement ).
For now I think the 857 will reside in my watch winder and I will go back to my U1 until I can find a brushed Tegimented bracelet. I just took a look at Watchbuys website and they are not presently in stock. I will probably end up selling this black bracelet along with the black leather strap that originally came with my 857.