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Just a few highs and lows, as I'm not one for extensive reviews.
42mm case width from 9-3 not including the crown.
Silver dial with multiple different textures and treatments. Splashy yellow chrono hand. The hour markers are painted silver under the crystal (looks neat, but is likely a way to cut production cost corners). The chrono hand runs counterclockwise from 9-3 and then swings back with a pretty cool audible mechanical "whrr".
Pseudo screw down chrono pushers. Coordinates nicely with the crown, but again another fashion brand design over function move. Signed crown which I always like.
Sapphire crystal is a bonus. 100m water resistance seems ambitious.
The strap leaves much to be desired. Plain black plastic-like leather with some padding, suitable for Walmart Jesus sandals. At least it has quick change pins so I can ditch it quickly. Android signed tang buckle not pictured. The watch feels very light and unsubstantial, especially for a 42mm case. I wonder if there were corners cut in the steel quality.
Overall a nice little watch, especially at my purchase price. I like the novel Swiss movement and sapphire crystal. It is a testament that Wing used to design well, before he succumbed to the Invicta neanderthals' wishes. I have a black croc strap with yellow stitching incoming.
Thanks for looking!