Background: My 37mm Grand Seiko white-dial quartz watch (SBGX259) was meeting a lot of my watch-needs until the pandemic started. My GS was pretty much Go Anywhere, Do Anything for me (hiking, biking, jogging, office, weddings, etc). But after pandemic hit, life was masks, and fog on my glasses, and a lot of 20-second handwashing. My foggy glasses eventually led me to forgo glasses altogether, unless I was reading. With a 20-second handwashing rule, suddenly that silver second hand ticking across the white dial, which I had previously never cared about, seemed exceedingly important to my health, and the health of those around me. Problem was, it was hard to find at a glance, especially against the white dial, and nearly impossible to track for 20 seconds without my glasses. Perfect excuse to get a new watch. I needed one with a lollipop second hand and a high contrast dial. I had been looking at diver watches for years and wanted one specifically without a date (because I can't read date windows, except on Rolex, due to poor vision), and I wanted one with a rubber strap that fit perfectly into the case without a gap, like the Patek Aquanaut. One day in late November last year, I looked at the Omega website and right on the home page was a new release: the Diver 300M Nekton Edition. It checked all my boxes: Rubber strap fitted tightly to the case No Date - no illegible fuzziness at 3 or 6 o'clock, just perfect symmetry and simplicity High contrast dial Lollipop second hand Dive bezel - supremely useful in day to day life (parking meters, cooking, laundry, etc.) Plus the bonus of being highly anti-magnetic, and highly accurate (METAS certified) I was shocked at my luck, having pretty much resigned myself that I would never own a watch that checked those boxes. (Had been fantasizing about buying a Rolex Sub and then wearing it with a fitted Rubber B strap.) A few days later, I had my first Omega, the priciest watch I've ever owned. Six Month Review - the good, the bad, and the ugly: I've worn the watch nearly everyday for the last 6 months - at the office (I wear casual attire), whilst hiking, jogging, and road biking, swimming in the sea, and even sleeping once or twice. The Good: The watch as a whole is comfortable to wear, altho a tad thick - it does snag sometimes when putting on a back pack. It is reliable - only need to correct the time about once every 6 weeks, if that. It is easy to read at a glance - with or without glasses. In social settings, it attracts hardly any attention at all, which is perfect for me. The rubber strap is awesome. The second hand is a breeze to find at a glance, even without my glasses. (It definitely helped me wash my hands for the full 20 seconds on a routine basis.) As per its name, it's water proof - took it swimming in the Malibu surf, got tumbled around by the waves (fairly high pressure) - no leak issues. In certain light, at a certain angle, the hands and hour marker surrounds simultaneously turn to bright silver, and seem to float in a circle of darkness. It's quite beautiful to behold. The Bad: The titanium bezel, being monochrome, is from time to time, hard to read without my glasses, depending on the light. Not a big deal, really, but I do fantasize now about finding a black and white ceramic Diver 300M bezel for sale on Ebay, buying it, and swapping it out. The Ugly: it seems the particular example I purchased has two extremely small Quality Control flaws related to the dial furniture and the raised markings on the titanium timing bezel. They are so small they took me nearly 6 months to notice them. First, the 3 o'clock hour marker is located a smidge low on the dial. I can tell because the painted 15-minute marker does not point to the dead center of the hour marker. See photo. Second, when the 60-minute mark (or zero-mark) on the timing bezel is aligned as closely as possible with the 12 o'clock markers on the dial, the 45-minute marker on the bezel is nearly at the 44-minute mark on the dial. The 5- and 25-minute markers on the bezel line up nicely with their corresponding minute marks on the dial, but others do not. See photo. I can see these mismatches with my reading glasses on. I will soon take the watch to the Culver City, CA Service Center (they accept walk-ins) and see if they consider this within or without tolerance levels, in terms of Quality Control. The effect of these flaws is that it has taken away some (but not all) of the magic of the watch for me. It seems to me, no Omega watch dial should have flaws that can be easily seen with the naked eye (or reading glasses.) As I read once on a blog, "in watches, a millimeter is a mile." Overall rating: 9 out of 10.