Curious your decision to put it on a deployant clasp? Did you size up to 16 mm or stick with 14 mm? I have an 18x16 mm strap on mine right now. Have debated ordering the 16 mm version of the buckle that comes with the watch.
I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Midtown at night is not the best place to be wearing something flashy, but you’d be fine in other (more residential) parts of Manhattan. It is surprising that this happened on 60th/mad though. It’s a busy block with three high end restaurants. Still, I’d say this
I wear a 3941G from 1989 most work days. It’s a great daily wearer assuming a slightly more formal environment. And it’s an inconspicuous piece so it doesn’t attract attention. Pricing is clearly highest for the first series, but I think the second and third series are equally appealing to the eye.