I'm going to (finally) be in a position to buy a really nice watch within the next three months. I really like the new Oris Aquis Date. The lug issue doesn't bother me, my OCD wouldn't let me get a 3rd party strap if it were possible. However, I read on another post that the steel bracelet of the Aquis shows skin between the links. Has this been your experience? I'd much prefer the steel bracelet on a day to day basis and use the rubber strap when I actually dive.
Also, a minor curiosity: this would be my first watch with a exhibition case back. How much does Oris decorate their movements, or is it just the red rotor?