Just out of the box at work (I smartly receive my watches at work, away from the prying eyes of my wifes and sapphire-shattering hands of my kids).
The finish on this baby is, as has been mentioned, fantastic.
I'm switching to the rubber strap once I get home though. For some reason, the leather band with this watch just doesn't strike me. (It is a nice band that I'm sure I'll find use for :-D)