Hi there :)
I have this watch for about a month now, was dreaming about it since november last year. I had to wait quite a bit for it :)
Case & Dial: The blue of the dial, is sort of, the "bluest" thing I have ever seen. No chance to take your eyes off that. When I bought it, and drived back home, I was staring at it, instead of noticing the stop-light turn green :)
The case is really solid! And quite heavy. And the perfect size for my wrist.
The crown does not feel flimsy at all. I have heard that some of them are flimsy, some are not. But mine deffinetly didn't feel like it would pop off in some 5-10 years. The push-button for setting the day, is quite a unique feature. It looks good with it. Without it, it would be less sexy :)
Bracelet&Clasp Having not owned a watch with Solid Stainless Steel bracelet before[only a rubber band Casio, and some flimsy bracelets at a fake Seiko], I felt this as one hell of a solid bracelet. The clasp does its job very well. Yes, i noticed the hollow-end links :( I do hope they won't bent the telescopes, cause I've heard that is one common problem of this bracelet. And yeah, somebody bring the Japanese watchmaker that designed heftier lugs for the rubber band! I think we all want to have a "nice" chat with him :)
And one other thing, it scratches without giving you a notice. I don't know how, but I got a few scratches on it already. :(
Lume Incredibly bright, but doesn't last long. But even when they are pretty dimm you can tell what's the correct time :)
Bezel Common problem, I have it also. It is too stiff. If I handle it with my left hand, it seems to work easier, but then again, I do not wear my watch in my right hand. Someone said here, that after giving it some good run-in , it will work smoother, or that after a day at the pool, it got smooth. Can't confirm any of those since I didn't have the time to try them.
Movement Pretty accurate by now, one month has gone, and it will be in serious tests next 2 weeks. I will do the Grand Seiko accuracy test on it, since my watch is already in COSC spec. [+6 sec/day, but in the first week it was something like +9 sec/day]. For an automatic[budget priced], out of the box, to be in COSC spec, is more than enough. It charges really fast, and, the power reserve is quite impressive. I left it once for about 30 hours, and it was still working, although I didn't wear it that much in the day before "abandoning" him :)
Summing up :
Pro: Dial[!!!!], Case, signed crown, Movement accuracy[and power reserve of over 40 hours], Lume[on initial brightness], Price[!!]
Cons: Hollow end-links, tight bezel, bracelet scratches easily, Lume[not quite as long lasting as some scuba diver would expect]
And now, the photos you were all waiting for :