In truth, I never really left but ive been unfaithful these past few years. The last of the "newer" versions I owned was the black wave dial quartz, pre coax I think. I can never remember the model numbers. It was a great watch but it was another of my impulse buys and the snooty person in me moved it on as it was quartz. When the new 2019 SMP came out my first reaction was that of horror. I didnt like the wild dial, larger case etc. Got side tracked with other things and never got the chance to really look over these watches. Last summer I was in the AD and asked to take a look. At the time they were in short supply so only had the option of the gold bezel versions or silver dial bracelet jobs. A few weeks ago the "voices" returned so decided to take another look. Just out of curiosity of course. I was blown away by the blue and black versions. Heart said blue was the way to go; its a SMP after all, but im not so sure about the blue rubber strap. It was a super close call but the black nudged it out. Im glad I took the plunge as I had 2 main concerns. The larger case, and the way the lugs drop off at such an acute angle. The larger case seems to make no difference to me at all. Those SMP lugs twist in to draw the eyes away from the slightly larger case and once sized, the bracelet just rolls off the case onto the wrist. This was a big worry as in the windows and display cabinets the bracelet seems to drop off the watch leaving a big ridge. Its even more pronounced when the watch is held out in the hand. This small matter alone stopped me pulling the trigger a year ago. Once sized it was perfect. After a few hours of ownership Im very very impressed with everything about this watch. The quality and workmanship in these things is stunning. They did a great job of modernising a classic watch and bringing back the much loved waves. The black version goes from black to charcoal and even silver in some lights and the waves can go from barely visible to stark black and grey contrasting waves. This is going to be a keeper. I know every has seen this watch before but "pics or it didnt happen"