Top positive review
6 people found this helpful
on February 18, 2013
I have now had this watch for a few days and could not be happier with my purchase. The overall fit and finish of the watch appears top notch in every regard. The screw-down crown is located at the four o'clock position as opposed to the traditional 3 o'clock location. Some may find that the crown location throws off the symmetry of the watch, but I think it adds a nice unique touch to the overall relatively simplistic design. The bezel rotates smoothly and has a nice, solid clicking sound when rotating. All markings line up perfectly with face markings. The black face contrasts nicely with the hour and minute hands as well as other face markings; which are all painted with Seiko's amazing luminous paint. I'm nearly mesmerized at how brightly the luminous markings glow after only a very short period in the sun. As many other reviewers have stated, this is a major selling point and something Seiko has become known for. This is also the first automatic movement watch I have owned, so its always a plus not having to worry about replacing a battery down the road. For a little over 200 bucks, this has got to be one of the best watch values on the market. Go pick yourself up a Monster and await the many glowing compliments you're sure to receive!
After owning this watch for nearly a month and wearing it everyday I can now speak to the durability and timekeeping of this watch. Still not a scratch on the crystal and only a couple of nicks on the clasp, which only I would ever know about so no big deal. During the first month, I've found it to run about 12-15 seconds fast per week. Some reviews indicate that after a while these automatics will start to run slow so maybe this will change. Unless you require your timepiece to be precisely synchronized to Atomic time, the timekeeping is absolutely acceptable for most people's day to day needs. I am still as satisfied with this watch as the day it arrived!