An Odd Bird...

 By: JoshTheCanadian : October 11th, 2021-18:36
For some reason or another, I was drawn to this odd bird of a watch.  This is the Hermes H08 in a limited edition colorway from Hodinkee.

It has a ceramic bezel, and the remainder of the case is DLC coated titanium.  The color is accurately pictured.

The watch is extremely comfortable.  It sits very, very nicely on my wrist.  And it is so light that I almost forget that it is on.  It is slim enough to slip under a cuff, but I think it is more at home with casual garb.

The strap and deployant are both very comfortable as well.  However, I will say - the crazy deployant that Hermes came up with adds a considerable amount of thickness to the watch (since the watch is thick on both sides).  I look forward to trying this on a nato or perlon strap.

The color of this watch is abnormal.  I put it in the category of "fun watch," kind of like an orange Doxa.  However, at the same time - and unlike the orange Doxa - it jibes with the color palette of the clothing that I typically wear.  Beiges, creams, greens.  In other words, the color stands out - but it is not because the colors themselves stand out, but rather because the colors used are abnormal in the scheme of men's watches.  The watch does not look very serious - some may say that it looks like a fashion watch.  However, the finishing is really lovely, and it is hard to take off the wrist!

Have not had it on for long - however, it is difficult for me to put anything else on!

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Looks gorgeous great choice!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 11th, 2021-19:31
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Thanks! Appreciate it!

 By: JoshTheCanadian : October 12th, 2021-01:20
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Very keen to try this one on

 By: VinnieD : October 11th, 2021-19:34
Hermes is not a brand I am normally drawn to but this is a good release, I like the round/square mix and it is a casual chic piece like an Aquanaut can be
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I am convinced by it!

 By: JoshTheCanadian : October 12th, 2021-01:20
And you are right, it is a nice analogue to the Aquanaut. It is a very good release, at a reasonable price.
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I also like this reference, overall, and the Hodinkee collaboration—except for the gratuitous date window!

 By: orahu : October 11th, 2021-20:53
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You know...

 By: JoshTheCanadian : October 12th, 2021-01:21
I am often annoyed by date windows but this one really, really does not bother me. There is an exact color match, and the numbers used on the dial disk match the numbers used on the dial. I don't know, it seems very thought out to me.
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Looks great!

 By: rip9er : October 12th, 2021-06:27
I like the colors and case shape đź‘Ť
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This is actually very nice, the dial color and the matching strap are perfect

 By: Mohannad (aka Riddler) : October 12th, 2021-09:46
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chic match with Teal jacket

 By: Gelato Monster : October 12th, 2021-14:06
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Congrats! Regrettably I only noticed this 2 hrs after the launch.....

 By: joenghenry : October 12th, 2021-15:27
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I like it! Please post more pictures if you got a chance to change straps.

 By: chal0072 : October 30th, 2021-16:57
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