This is my latest arrival, the Helson Stingray in Ti. The specs from the site are:
Case: Brushed titanium case -Ø 47 mm - height 13.9 mm - length 56 mm - lug distance 24 mm.
Sapphire crystal: 3.30 mm thick - inside AR coated.
Water resistance: 500m
Dial, hands coated with swiss SuperLuminova C3
Strap: Comfortable 24 mm natural rubber Sharkfin with 22mm
removable titanium buckle
Movement: 25 Jewel ETA 2824-2 automatic
Case back: titanium
The first thing that I noticed, of course after picking it up and feeling the lightness, was the nice finish. Finely brushed and almost shiny but not polished. The fit is great and to my surprise not only the lume pip in the bezel lines up but the crown screws down and the H on it is aligned to the case.
The crystal is slightly domed and surely feels solid. It is also crystal clear, meaning good optical quality. The dial is amazing, It is brushed vertically and changes color with the light. At time it looks grey and some other times almost bronze in color. The hands are silver frames but they are not polished, I guess they are brushed the same way as the case, they don't reflect the light much if at all.
The lugs are drilled through and the bars are screwing type, the head on one side and the thread on the other. So they won't come out by chance. This seems a watch that would be nice on a leather strap. I have some coming, so when I get them I will check them out.
The caseback is really nice, it has an engraving of a stingray.
The watch is one of those made to be worn, I mean it is well made and shaped and fits the wrist very well. it is a little long at 56mm but fortunately it falls within the edges of my wrist (8 1/4"). As you can see in the photos it literally hugs my wrist even with the zulu strap under it.
This is a great watch, light and solid. comfortable but large, I really like the large crown and the simple dial, the hands are also nice, proper shape and length. I think that Helson did a terrific job with this watch.
Here are a few pics, enjoy and excuse me for the dust specs.