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Bad reflections with lights on - hard to see the time
on November 30, 2012
I was actually waiting on the watch counting days for it to arrive - I liked the photo on Amazon so much that wanted bad to wear it. You may be totally fine without having high expectations like I did, but as for me - I'm disappointed.
I will start with PROs: it keeps time fine, it is made well. There is an extra black strap in the box with extra pins. Pins are great, they have special tabs to press so straps can be changed with no tools, takes 1 min.
However, for me there are two serious cons so I'm thinking about sending the watch back. First issue: the face is black but it is not true black like on the Amazon's picture. I've posted a picture of my cheap Invicta Russian diver (paid less for it actually). The black face is much darker and it makes time easy to read. Second issue for me: the crystal (glass) is not flat. I guess it is more expensive to make the crystal domed on top but I see two problems. 1. The crystal sticks out about 1/8" from the case on its center so it is much easier to scratch it. 2. Combined with the face that it is not true black, it adds A LOT of reflections with the lights on in my office (they say that doomed crystal shouldn't have any!) and adds distortion. So, every time I check the watch I find myself wanting to grab a napkin and clean it even if it is totally clean.
Don't get me wrong, it is a good watch. 3 stars I mark it - "It is OK", not "I love it" and not "I like it". If you are not picky it will work fine for you. But the Amazon's photo and the original look too different for my test.