I've had my DA36 now for over 12 months and it's rarely left my wrist. I really like it - it feels like "my watch" - one designed with my tastes and my interest in watches in mind.
I bought it direct from Damasko, on the steel bracelet after reading so many positive reports of how amazing the bracelet is. I wore it on the bracelet for the first few months but found it difficult to get a good fit. Sometimes it would be great for a week or two, fitting perfectly using the 2 "extra length" links, and other times it would be too tight. Swapping out the extra length links for normal ones made it tighter (of course) and then adding one more "normal" link (the only option) would make it bigger, but often it was a bit too big. The options for altering the length don't have enough resolution - there's a big step in the sequence of available lengths. I guess obtaining additional "long" links would be the only option. The sooner Damasko come up with an adjustable clasp the better. The bracelet is a fantastic piece of engineering, and if you can get it to fit (as I can perhaps 50% of the time) it's worth the money.
After messing around with trying to get long term comfort with the bracelet I switched to the OEM leather strap, and then to NATOs and also tried Watch Gecko leather pilot strap.
Then I went back to the bracelet which was great for several weeks, and then it wasn't, and then off again round and round the cycle.
I've settled on NATOs now, and I think that's where it'll stay. they have the tool-watch vibe - secure, "waterproof", utilitarian - but there's a lot of choice of styles to keep things interesting, too. And they're inexpensive.
I've been tracking the accuracy almost daily since I got it on November 2nd 2016. Initially the rate was around +0.7 s/d for the first month.
The monthly averages for the daily error rate.
Nov 16 : +0.7 s/d
Dec 16 : +1.2 s/d
Jan 17 : +1.4 s/d
Feb 17 : +0.2 s/d
Mar 17 : +0.3 s/d
Apr 17 : +0.0 s/d
May 17 : -1.4 s/d
Jun 17 : -1.6 s/d
Jul 17 : -2.6 s/d
Aug 17 : -2.7 s/d
Sep 17 : -3.9 s/d
Oct 17 : -2.6 s/d
Nov 17 : -3.0 s/d
December 17 so far (10 days) : -2.8 s/d
The rate started off very good - better than I'd expected it to be, and after the first 6 months it dropped a few s/d. It seems to have stabilized now at around -3 s/d. Still "within COSC" limits, but I plan to regulate it myself to nudge it slightly faster. I prefer to gain 1 or 2 seconds a day rather then lose them. I haven't been able to spot any difference in rate by choosing different overnight resting positions, but I'm going to see what my new Timegrapher says about the positional variation, once it arrives.
The DA36 has been worn daily. I'll occasionally wear something else for a few hours - usually a Saturday evening, or perhaps for a day at work I'll wear my SKX007 for old times' sake.
The DA36 still goes back on the wrist the same day. It hasn't been off long enough to run out of power in the last 12+ months.
I keep thinking about another "good" watch - I have dreams of a Rolex Milgaus or Explorer 1 (both very much out of my price range of course, so dreams they'll remain).
Then I remember that the DA36 is a modern, and relatively affordable, version of both of these watches, and it's used now by me as a GADA / tool-watch - just as the Rolexes were in their original incarnations - when they were also relatively affordable. The current Rolex offerings are fancy (and expensive) homages to their original, genuine, tool-watch forebears.
Damasko, to me, is the modern equivalent to the original Swiss tool watches and I can't think of anything (in my price range) that I would swap it for. I still wear other watches from time to time, but I have a strange feeling of being unfaithful while I'm wearing another watch...
Out of focus watch in a 1991 Land Rover Defender 200TDi - a tool watch in its vehicular counterpart.