Sorry to hear you find so much wrong with your Mako. I picked up he same model just about a month ago. Only with the rubber strap, which I replaced with a wachadoo I had laying around. Mine feels great, looks great, keeps great time. The bezel tunes with no trouble at all, even with my large hands and 6 1/2 inch wrist. This is one of my many watches (30) and I rate it very good for the price.