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First of all, the name Maestro keeps bringing up the Seinfeld episode when Elaine was dating the Maestro. I can’t help but think about that, a lot.
I wasn’t in awe when I opened the box, I’m not sure why. Perhaps it was a mood I was in or because I was thinking it didn’t meet my expectations. The longer I have it, the more I am happy with it. It just has a look that I like; the shade of blue, the textured dial, the size (39.5mm, the lugs, it’s light weight, I didn’t have a RW.....it just fit into my life and collection.
The specs. It claims the strap is 16mm, it is not. I believe it to be a 19mm, it may taper down to 16mm, but it doesn’t start at that.
The picture that turned out the best. I tried.
I really like the shade of blue and the textured dial.
Tried to get an angle to see the dial more, not exactly what I was hoping for.
The lugs form nicely for a good fit. Signed crown, easy push pull. Not so easy it gets bumped or comes out on its own, it’s just right for pulling it to set the time, it’s easy to hold onto and turn. The case is smooth as silk, no sharp or even close to a sharp edge. Shiny too.
Blurry after the crop, but it shows the two spots for a bracelet or a strap. I do not like the leather strap, it won’t ease up, it’s still stiff and uncomfortable. I need to switch it out, I was looking for a bracelet and they run around $200.00 for a RW. I have some off brands on order and will see if one will fit. Hopefully it won’t be too tough to put a bracelet on, I have a feeling the two pin holes are going to mess with my patience.
The CalRW 4200 movement is claimed to be in-house, it’s not really. Other forums say it’s a tweaked ETA, but there is some debate on which one. It seems to run smooth though, the worst day had it 36 seconds fast.
It’s a nice casual watch, it fits with a lot of activities and looks like casual shorts, slacks, jeans etc.... I’m happy I got it and there is a lot to like about it. It really is made well, you can tell it’s higher quality when you hold it.