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Dramatic? You bet. Such was my excitement at wearing the “new” Alsta for the first time, I couldn’t contain my disappointment when I realized — after years of believing to the contrary — that this was not a watch for me. That sadness quickly became anger when I started to pick apart what I didn’t like about the design and how it could — so easily — have been a different story. I always try and look on the bright side when it comes to watch reviewing. I am keen to hold back my own negativity at times, as I am aware I am just one man, and my feelings towards a watch are, while appreciated by many readers, not always the reason people visit Fratello or any other watch site.I’d been looking forward to getting my hands on the Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic for a long, long time. It’s a watch that I’d been vaguely aware of since I first saw Jaws some twenty years ago. In my mid-teens, I wasn’t yet entirely bitten by the watch bug, but it came soon after. Once I’d fallen down that rabbit hole, thoughts of the striking Alsta made their way back to my mind. I researched it, fawned over it, and lamented its absence from the modern market. And finally, it was reborn. Last month I got it on my wrist at last. What followed was an experience that will haunt me till I die…
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