I've owned both the Engineer Hydrocarbon Chrono, and now the Mad Cow, and I find that the bezel is basically useless. The rubberized strip needs charging and doesn't hold a charge very long at all. The bezel guards collect hair, or threads, and look lousy. I like the diameter (42mm) of the Mad Cow, but would like a smooth bezel. Is there a bezel that can be retrofitted to the 42 mm Hydrocarbon watches that either is, or is like, the Magnate? I think the Magnate case is cited as a smaller diameter, but that may be misleading. My thought is that the crystal diameter may be the same.
I like the 12,3,6,&9 being illuminated on the Mad Cow, so I don't want to go to a different watch.