It’s really good that they’ve released a smaller version. The 43mm one is good - decent looks, and ISO-compliant. Alas, I find the titanium version the only one that’s actually wearable. The case back design just doesn’t work well in the steel version, and the 43mm feels awfully top-heavy.
Frankly, though, in every version, the 43mm has some flaw. The MSRP for the titanium version is way too high. There’s no hardening treatment or coating to the case, and the watch is a scratch magnet.
The steel is, as said before, just heavy as fuck. The lighter rubber strap-equipped version is no good, because it is equipped with the SG’s proprietary Moron-Band, also used in the Longines VHP and Hydroconquest. It can be adjusted only once, by cutting away segments of the rubber by the clasp.
Oh, and the lugs are 21mm, in order to make your life miserable, should you find the bracelet too heavy, and the rubber - too much of a crock of shit.
I always hope for the best. Experience, unfortunately, has taught me to expect the worst.
Elim Garak, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
No good deed ever goes unpunished.
Rule of Acquisition no.285