Aside from the issue I had with the buckle, the watch has performed well. Â I’ve only had to reset the time once or twice, and the lume on the dial and hands is great. Â I find it very readable in the dark after being in a lit room, and it lasts through to the next morning enough that you can still read the time. Â Sure, it’s not lighting up the room at that point, but it’s still working to its intended design.
I do have two items on the watch that I’d adjust if I could. Â First off, we have the date display. Â If it it were black (rather than white) it would blend into the dial a bit better, and if it were a touch larger, readability would be much improved. Â Second is the alignment on the crowns. Â In both the side-to-side and top-to-bottom (as you look at the side of the case) they’re not quite mirror images of each other. Â Minor quibbles, for sure, but I felt they were worth pointing out.
In the end, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this watch. Â It has solid specs, and wears very comfortably. Â On the “looks” front. the alternating Â polished / brushed finishes are a nice touch. Â On top of it all, as my wife pointed out, this doesn’t really look like the “regular” diver watch – I think the internal bezel is the reason for it. Â Which isn’t to say it can’t take the water – at 500m WR, it should hold up to just about anything. Â Ultimately, I think this is a great watch, and am looking forward to having it in my collection for the years to come.