Well, I sat on my haunches long enough and watched the LM-7 slowly trickle out of the O7 inventory. And as I salivated all over my keyboard over pictures of the LM-7, I figured I'd get mine before they dry up completely.
A quick email to Mitch returned a quicker email from him, telling me only several black dials are left (maybe a couple). So I pulled the trigger. (A quick note: Mitch demonstrated incredible customer service; he was extremely fast with replies, pleasant, and communicative. Shipped on the day I ordered, like he said he would.)
The reason I sat on my haunches and picked my nose for so long was because I wasn't confident my wrist can carry a large watch like the LM-7. But I've loved driving in the fast lane and living on the edge, so I always push the size limits. Sometimes large watches work well (Seiko Tuna and Pam 111), while others spin me off the edge to crash and burn (Bell & Ross and Raven Vintage). So I hesitated ordering the LM-7... until stock threatened to disappear forever.
So here it is at last, an LM-7 on my wrist, and I'm bracing for a fiery crash with its size. But to my surprise it works for the twig that is my wrist. The key is in the lug-to-lug distance, 42mm. It's not so much the size of the watch but that of the L2L which can make the timepiece look manly on the wrist, or like a giant shiitake mushroom.
Given my twig-wrist, thank goodness the overall size of this LM-7 is not like that of the Raven Vintage I had just 3 weeks ago and which I sold to the local Chinese restaurant to use in their shiitake mushroom and pork dish. The LM-7 is sweet on my wrist.
I wore the LM-7 today and thugs in the subway backed down and averted their eyes. Girls at the salad counter came over to me at the meat counter. Dogs left their masters and sat at my heels. Stallions turned into unicorns, and water into wine.
This is a really great diver watch. But it's more than a tool to dive with -- it's also to club seals, clobber clowns, and deflect bullets.
As the LM-7 stock diminishes from the O7 inventory in preparation for the LM-7 Professional in titanium, I highly recommend those who love the look and heft of a stainless steel watch kick it into gear and order the last several. Because, once gone, there's a better chance for L. Ron Hubbard to be resurrected by a UFO.
Get yours today -- this block of steel is absolutely solid. The bezel operation is high quality, the crown is smooth and sturdy, and the rest of the watch is like a Colt 45.