Most helpful positive review
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on July 4, 2012
The men's version of this watch is 40mm case diameter, the women's 36. I thought 36 was plenty large enough, so I got the women's. The only thing I wanted to change was the band width; 16mm seemed a little narrow. So I filed back the spring bar pin lugs to accept an 18mm band (photo).
I can vouch for the hardness of the watch's stainless steel case!
The watch, with its smooth sweeping second hand, is great. Initially, the second hand was the big attraction, not the watch's accuracy. But the high accuracy (some 18 times the accuracy of your average quartz watch) is the fundamental character of the watch. That is its personality.
I should make a comment about the mother-of-pearl dial. You can see from the product photo how the surface of the dial is incised in a regular helical design. I personally like it, but it is very 'busy', very prominent under certain lighting conditions. If a watch dial with uniform background design is what enhances your peace of mind, this watch is not for you.