I'm looking to purchase my first high quality everyday watch and after weeks of researching, the 656 is atop the list. It's hard to get that unique look out of my mind. Even my wife likes it which is saying a lot because most all watches bore her to death.
The only thing holding me back is that I read about more quality issues than I would have expected.
So I'd like your opinions on why this might be.
1) Is it because of the sheer volume sold that there might appear to be more complaints while complaint percentage is actually very good?
2) Has QC from the factory somehow declined over the past few years?
3) Perhaps the 656 has always been this way and some quality issues are to be expected with many of them?
I'm also considering the Damasko but I really prefer the minimalist appearance of the 656. I like the look behind the small almost hidden yet functional date design as well. What a great looking daily driver.