Lapizta Audax Watch Review

Lapizta Audax Watch Review
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Lapizta Audax, dial view

This is the Audax ref. L22.1301 from the new brand Lapizta. Available in 43 and 48mm sizes and five colors, the Audax line is made for divers who like their watches bold. This is the 43mm version, bold and confident at 17mm thick, 50.3mm lug to lug. The strap is 22mm, weight is a solid 149g. Seiko quartz movement, sapphire-coated mineral crystal, PVD on stainless steel case, silicone rubber strap with matching PVD buckle. The buckle is a good design, those sides keep the profile low so it's comfortable when desk-diving.

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Lapizta Audax, side

I think of the Audax more as a summer watch - durable, more than water resistant enough at 300m, and with nice cheerful bright colors. Something to remind you of the beach as you're putting in the hours at work.

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Lapizta Audax, on wrist

With vertical sides and 17mm height, it's mostly short sleeves for this one. Comfort is good, due to the use of a pre-curved and fitted strap. The silicone is good quality, not grabby and doesn't attract lint. The inside is waffle patterned which helps keep it in place on your wrist.

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Lapizta Audax, strap and caseback

The dual-layer dial has a nice wave patterning that matches the case back as well as cool hollow-trapezoid hour markers. Following the current trend, the hour and minute hand are partially skeletonized, which I dislike.

9 comments
ChrisBoston
ChrisBoston

Funny. I just bought an Addax from a store in Harvard Sq and decided to google it to see what came up… There’s a lot to be said for these watches and the brand itself that’s just not captured in the review or the comments. The watches are big, sturdy, manly and seem to have a lot of inspiration. I’m a big racing fan – the reason why I like their watches and went for the Addax. For those of you looking for something different don’t be swayed by the fact that it’s a new brand… if the style is for you, you’ll be happy wearing it.

SuperStrapper
SuperStrapper

So boring. I cannot locate a single unique part or design element here - I'm tired of these no-name brands (that end up with the WORST brand names) that build watches from parts they sweep up off the floor during facility visits of real watch brands. 

yavorzz
yavorzz

Is the seconds hand a little bent? Or is it just the pictures? Telling of what you get with this fashion watches...

CG
CG

They have other style types that have way better lume and no icky white band... UNFORTUNATELY the other nicer styles are 48mm! The Accentor is a nice series and I would definitely buy it at 43mm, they lost a sale!

Grinnie Jax
Grinnie Jax

Nice looking piece, it catches sight. However, if the "small" version looks like this, I cannot even imagine "big" one on the wrist...

Oelholm
Oelholm

I like parts of it, I guess. The overall design is good, but with a lot of small details such as the tall profile (esp. for a quartz watch), the weak lume and the sapphire coating a bit off. Seems a bit of a half-way effort. Either keep it more simple and cheaper or more thouroughly engineered and dearer.

JeffWilson1
JeffWilson1

I agree regarding the lume, but I think it looks pretty slick and a fun watch to wear.  I can imagine getting some attention to my wrist with this :).  Also, I see that they have options for 43 mm and 48 mm in case you want a smaller version.  

The only thing I'm a little concerned with is the durability.  If I do take it to the beach or something like that, the mineral with the sapphire crystal coating can sometimes crack. 

Ulysses31
Ulysses31

I think it's still a bit much for a no-name generic watch of this quality.  The lume looks pretty bad too.  I like the little hex lug screws though.

Ulysses31
Ulysses31

@yavorzz You know what, you're right.  I happen to have Photoshop open most of the time i'm working on the computer, theres' a definite bend.  Ham-fisted assembly, probably.