It just arrived, I took out the camera, and suddenly realized I could tell the time better than I could take a picture ; forgive the blur & glare. I couldn't wait to take it out and put it through the paces. After inspecting what turned out to be a flawless case (both front & back), I wound it and set both date & time. I immediately noticed how beautifully compact it was; by compact I mean lots of quality per sq. mm. It became abundantly clear to me that a watch does not have to be massive, or large for that matter, to be a quality timepiece. My wrist size is 8 1/4"; I originally had the impression that watch size or cases equal to or less than 42mm would seem small. I was/am apparently wrong. All I can say of the Valkyrie's look is quality, quality, quality; it simply bleeds with quality . The blue second hand against the black dial is striking. I put a 22mm brown aviator's strap with a quality deployant, and "POW" a perfect, everyday watch that works well in the office as well as it does in the left seat.
Very, very, nice job Ian