Octo coming back from Switzerland...

Jul 24, 2020,11:25 AM

Hello My Dear Purists - just providing you all with an update on my Ceramic Octo saga.

So it turns out the bracelet had to be fixed in Switzerland due to COVID, thanks again again again again COVID!

Gone since February, damn time flies, like seriously.

Anywho, I was told today that the fix was done and the watch is in transit!! Like two weeks maybe.

Lesson learned, be careful with ceramic!

Matte finish is the way to go, though, for supreme understated elegance. We can’t always opt for a polished and brushed finish, you know, traditional luxury style.

But for now, this ceramic piece will hold me over.

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Hahaha, I don’t think he is into it.

 By: Ted-Lo : July 24th, 2020-11:39
He is an upcoming singer client of mine that I do legal services for. So, you know, typical starving artist trying to make it? Maybe when he hits it big time.

Nothing, hit nothing, I just used it under normal wear.

 By: Ted-Lo : July 24th, 2020-11:55
I mean I used it on the elliptical and all but, I don’t know. Being stupid thin and ceramic maybe asks for trouble? It could be I have weird shaped wrists and maybe that causes continuous pressure on the ceramic balls, don’t laugh LOL, who knows. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸΌβ€... 

I'll tell you a true story, well, at least, according to me.

 By: Ted-Lo : July 24th, 2020-12:35
When I first got the piece brand new, it was all wrapped in clear plastic. I started to take the clear plastic off, you know, from the case, and the bracelet and all of that. As is pealed the plastic off, I said to myself, like literally, that this case c... 

Rado has ceramic watches of that size and they're okay...

 By: patrick_y : July 24th, 2020-12:40
The main thing is that the Bulgari designed this watch with a lot of sharp corners. The sharp corners are weaker. Rado watches have less sharp corners and some are rounded.

I guess I get that, least I think I do.

 By: Ted-Lo : July 24th, 2020-12:48
In my case though, I think the issue was pressure on the bracelet from my wrist, notwithstanding, the sharp corners. The bracelet consistently tugs/pulls on the ceramic balls which hold the bracelet secure against the case, after a while, I think that the... 

My pleasure Sire!

 By: Ted-Lo : July 24th, 2020-17:15
You bring great analysis to the table which is desired this day and age, so I love our discussions.

Thank you Dear Ed! lolol

 By: Ted-Lo : July 24th, 2020-11:54
You have me blushing Sire.πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Anywho, so where is an envy piece I can salivate over????🀀🀀🀀🀀🀀


 By: Ted-Lo : July 24th, 2020-13:18
I’ll see what I can do! What a year for me so far!!!! 🀣🀣🀣🀣

Bathyscaphe is much better with no date window

 By: piccolochimico (aka dsgalaxy1) : July 24th, 2020-13:15
who's writing is someone (me) who's always purchased watches with date only. Well, RO wasn't a bad choice to begin, but the Finissimo titanium is even better. It fits like a glove, titanium is warm and light. Ceramic is brittle, likely and hopefully they ... 

Check out the new stainless steel model Octo,

 By: Ted-Lo : July 24th, 2020-13:21
If you haven’t already. Maybe your true replacement for a RO. ...  

Still waiting to look at it (not delivered yet)

 By: piccolochimico (aka dsgalaxy1) : July 24th, 2020-14:07
But honestly the titanium will be my first choice. One of first titanium watches I've ever tried was a ROC boutique Paris, 50 pieces /world. That was a LE. The biggest improvement in the new steel case is the screw down crown

Broken glass

 By: Weems@8 : July 24th, 2020-13:48
Exotic material, new frontiers.

Yes! [nt]

 By: Ted-Lo : July 24th, 2020-14:22

Thank you for posting this my friend

 By: batholith : July 24th, 2020-15:08
I was considering this watch but you know my way of using watches! I'm glad it's on its way back to you. That Bathyscaphe, though! Just perfect!

Welcome Sire!

 By: Ted-Lo : July 24th, 2020-15:24
Yes, ceramic, while scratch resistant,πŸ‘Ž can’t handle pressure, literally.

Just be careful! [nt]

 By: Ted-Lo : July 25th, 2020-02:38

Let us know how the repair went once you get it back.

 By: roger.goodgion : August 1st, 2020-12:03
I love the new octo from an engineering perspective. I had my eye on the ceramic and wanted to take the plunge. then your post back when the damage occurred completely scared me out of the water. Interested to see how it goes. Fantastic looking piece.

Will do Sire!!! [nt]

 By: Ted-Lo : August 1st, 2020-12:05