As interested parties will already know, the Harpoon's ceramic bezels are on their way, and those who own the watch will receive their bezels very soon. I ordered my Harpoon back when it was first released, but had asked Keith to hold onto it until he could ship it with the new bezel. He recently received a sample from the factory to inspect before giving the green light to the rest of the shipment, and was kind enough to install it on my watch and send it off before the other bezels arrived. So this is the first Harpoon to sport ceramic in the wild...
Others have already reviewed this watch in detail, so I'll just say I love it. It's exactly what I wanted: a chunky dive watch that still manages to look sleek. Fit and finish are outstanding. The curve of each end link sits so flush with the case that the contact point is almost invisible; every brushed surface is flawless, every line is crisp. The engraving on the ceramic insert is especially noteworthy. The bezels were delayed because Keith took three attempts to get them exactly right, and the attention to detail shows. The ceramic is subtly reflective, and the restrained shine plays well with the sapphire against the brushed steel of the case and bracelet.
I particularly enjoy the Harpoon's bezel. The raised teeth look even better in person than they do in pictures, and they provide excellent grip without being so tall as to snag on material. The bezel is perfectly symmetrical - not only does the pip line up at 12 o'clock as one might reasonably expect, but the numerals and indices of both the ceramic and stainless steel inserts have also been carefully aligned to match the geometry and positioning of the bezel teeth. Note the 10, 20, 30 minute markers on the bezel in the pictures below, and the width of each of the numerals. Attention to detail like this exemplifies those unexpected facets of sharp design that elevate clean aesthetic simplicity to excellence.
The Harpoon is incredibly comfortable on my 7" wrist, and there's plenty of room on either side of the 52mm lugs. It weighs enough to feel solid and satisfying to fans of heavier watches, but is balanced to melt away on the wrist. When I focus on the watch I can feel its 275g, but if I don't think about it I forget it's there. During the last couple of days it's never once felt uncomfortable.
Finally, here's a lume shot. This was taken with an iPhone after about five minutes in the sun.