I originally wanted a full analog model; but they became hard to find. I had bought the GIEZ model and returned it.
I believe that the new 2500 series watches offer a lot of great features, just not the full analog I had wanted. After having it for more than a week, I'm very happy with my decision. The SS adds a little flair to the watch and with the negative display, gives it the look of a full analog.
As this will be a tool watch, I was wondering if I would have a problem keeping it charged up. The watch has a power indicator which I like. It was on medium when I got, I then charged to high. I have spent a lot of time getting familiar with the watch and it has stayed on high. I wore it on Saturday to a football game and watch was put in drawer, and I pull it out today and it's still on high.
If anyone is considering this watch, you will not be disappointed. As the negative display may not be for all, for me it is. Only thing that bugged me on the watch was in setting alarm or the autolight feature, one will have to look for a "dot" to appear in top LED window. I had to put on reading glasses and still had to get a magnifying glass to see it.