I have been in deep thought in the last several weeks about getting the bigger sized u-boat. my mind is tired of playing mental gymnastics so i just got the watch i was most likely never to get lol. anyway i had a 43mm flighdeck pvd chrono several weeks ago, it was a beautiful watch but something was lacking, it was very similar to my other watches. as my wife put it, it was the size that made it ordinary.
so i sold that one and got the 50mm flightdeck with carbon face and steel bezel. let me tell you that this is one big intimidating watch not necessarily for big people or big wristed folks. IMho its a statement watch and must be worn big. its loud but oozing in quality and craftsmanship. and the carbon dial is just superb almost hypnotizing. better quality than ten times more expensive watches with same dial.
the pvd coating is excellent and according to my friend whos owned one for a year and has yet to exhibit scratches and wear inspite of being banged up abused. the coating is obviously thicker and better appied than other pvd watches. also this one came with the sapphire crystal instead of the mineral one. also i have heard others belittle the eta movement but its fine for me. i bought this watch knowing for the apperance not the mechanism. it tells good time and the chrono feature does its job.
Biggest aspect is the size. i am a , lean athletic guy with very small wrists. in the region of 6.7" but i honestly think that height plays a more important factor than wrist size. watch is very very comfortable and wraps around my wrist nicely. as i mentioned its a big watch and be prepared for all the stares and positive comments. girls love it guys want it.
im still getting used to the size but i have heard nothing but positive comments from strangers and friends. in a few days the size factor should settle in. im coming from 42mm and 44m watches and my problem now is they look tiny:)
so if you want a watch with character and not necessarily bling this is the one. great quality, great looks and a real statement watch. if this aint your thing dont even bother. if your considering the 43mm then consider another watch as it defeats the purpose of getting a uboat.