No photos yet but I received my MKII Milsub HRV non-date a week ago today. Everything lines up and is working perfectly. The indices show no distortion as is common with photo-etched dial markers.
Although it displayed a 2 second gain in the first 12 hours I had it it has been constant since. It now shows a first week variance of slightly more than six seconds fast for a daily rate of less than +1 second per 24 hours. I suspect it will do better since settling in. Reports will follow.
Lume is strong as expected for Super LumiNova C1.
Fit and finish are exemplary for a watch in this price range. Machining and bezel operation are precise. A singular observation is the fitting of the HRV. It does not sit flush with the case and appears slightly angled in its asymmetric placement. I would have preferred a non-HRV model but these are the last of the run and I waited too long.
I ordered the watch with an OEM Bonetto Cinturini rubber strap but have a Hirsch Leonardo Mobile with curved ends and an Axel Jost DF2 deployant on its way. I will post photos when I have it on.
All in all I am very pleased with my Milsub. It's a near perfect modern update of the classic 5517 military diver.
I attended the NYC GTG last month where I got to see and try on a LRRP GMT with sword hands. What a beauty that was. Although I momentarily grappled with acquiring one of those instead I'm glad I stuck to my guns to obtain the basest model. It's a very pure statement.
It's easy to see how Bill Yao has been building his reputation as a tool watch maker. I'm now officially a fan.