The bracelet is very very well finished. It's also chunky, heavy and blingy. Now with any other watch I would simply swap the band...but I can't (not easily and certainly not affordably). If you want a non Oris option, you need a HARD TO FIND and EXPENSIVE custom made band. This is ridiculous! The Aquis is a great watch but I regret buying one because of this (I did not realize how few options really existed until I already had the watch). I have 15 watches and have never sold one but I will probably make an eception and let go of a brand that just can't play well with industry standards and limits my options. If you like having options with bracelets and bands, do not buy Oris folks.I love my aquis and luckily, I really like my ss bracelet and rubber strap but it would be nice to have the ability to mount a nato or leather strap. Obviously, not a deal breaker.