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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2012
After buying two Orient watches, this is my first Seiko dive watch.
So far I am very pleased with my purchase. With small wrists, I was nervous that the rubber dive band would be too big and have extra band sticking out the back looking funny. Right now I keep it on the second to the last band hole and it only sticks out about a half inch. I read several reviews about the band being "too hard" and was expecting a really uncomfortable band, however the band is very flexible with the S-wave design in it and it conforms to your wrist shape, making it very comfortable.
One of the best things about this watch is the "lume" or glow of the hands and hour markings. I've heard of the legendary Seiko lume, and this one holds up to its legacy. After being in the sun, walking inside will make your arm look like a glowing nuclear reactor. It's really that bright compared to other watches. I am very impressed. After being fully charged during the day, the lume also lasts into the wee hours of the morning with a dim glow but not too bright to prevent you from sleeping.
The bezel on this watch is interesting. It clicks every half minute and is very easy to rotate, which is great. I would have preferred one click every minute, but not a huge deal breaker. It is a fully stainless steel bezel, which makes it stand out from the other Seiko models with the black plastic insert, making it rather unique.
The crown was a huge reason why I purchased this watch. It's located at the 4:00 position making it very comfortable. The screw-down crown feature is great for those who dive because it prevents the crown from accidentally coming out. The day/date indicator is also very attractive. Being black with white font, it goes great with the black dial of the watch.
Overall one of my best purchases and will be occupying a lot of wrist time.