I purchased this watch approximately two weeks ago. So far I am very impressed with the overall quality of this watch. This is my second Seiko automatic, my first being a generation two black monster. This watch is slightly larger in size than the monster, but wears very similar. The leather band seems to be nice quality and a nice change from the monster's bracelet. The bi-directional bezel is stiff and does not turn by itself. The hand winding of this movement is very smooth. My only complaint so far is the lume. Compared with a monster, the lume on this watch is noticeably fainter. I would purchase this watch again and would recommend it to others. Eric S.
6th Nov 2014