Many thanks to forum members here for assisting my endeavor in obtaining a new Ocean7 watch.
An Ocean7 G-1 GMT is on its way. Shall post once received.
Again, sincere appreciation goes to Mitch of Ocean7 for outstanding pre-order customer service (Q&A sessions).
There were a few other watch brands in the decision process...perceived overall value, quality, service and reading quite a few forum threads on all brands really helped me.