So I think (hope) I've narrowed my next watch to two possibilities:
Tissot Seastar 1000
I have owned one before. Sadly she went away in favor of paying bills. Tissot AD right here in Lincoln. Willing to do a nifty no interest "Layaway" so the seastar would be mine just in time for about Christmas.
Auto ETA 2824-2 movement.
Display back (super nifty, love it)
Bracelet-a must for me.
HEV-not a must, but still nifty.
Never had one. But I've never heard anything bad about SAS. And I've looked. The only two "concerns" I've ever read were about a somewhat wobbly crown, I assume while pulled out, and about the clasp being a little "light" for the heft of the watch. Also, the Classic II is currently unavailable, and slightly more expensive by ~100$. But that's not a big deal as I'm looking at about Christmas time. (Budget severly reduced by Kimber purchase, birthday is in Oct.) If not, of the current offerings I'd choose:
The "Dubh Linn". Pvd isn't really one of my big concerns, but I like this one.
Higher grade ETA 2824-2 movement?
Bracelet-not really a strap guy I guess.
SAS Watch CO owner is a forum member (nifty)
Based purely on specs I think SAS wins. But I'd like to know what you would choose and why?
(Pictures of SAS watches are property of SAS Watch CO and used with permission; I don't know owns the Tissot picture, if you own it, can prove it, and want me to remove it, I will)