Ugh - I could not resist any longer and my desire for a countdown timer and all digital solar/atomic watch has lead me to the atomic Mudman - and it's all this forums fault!
Seriously I'm not sure I would have considered that model but after the almost 100% favorable reviews/opinions here and pictures of the size (i.e. it's not as big and doesn't wear as big as it looks) and looking at a lot of other models, I finally gave in - I love the look and while the 5 eyes aren't necessarily ideal use of dial space - I am pretty sure I can live without the day of the week in exchange for the accuracy of the atomic/solar features and the addition of a countdown timer, even if it is a limited one...
I'll post pics when it arrives. Of course, I had to pony up for the 2 day shipping option just so I could get it earlier - once I decide to buy I have very little patience it seems!
Still - I'm now putting a self imposed limit - no new watches! (I'd gone for more than 2 years without buying one.... )