I think the new reference looks cleaner especially since the awkward placement of the date calendar is no longer forced by the small movement. The increased power reserve from 60 to 70 hours is also welcome and is fast becoming the industry standard for autonomy. Here's a comparsion shot of the new
By clicking on a date like 2004 and pulling the screen to the left I can just pull the list all the way to the year 1999 hyperlink...right before it snaps back and settles back on the year 2002 hyperlink as the rightmost again. LOL!
but maybe that's asking too much? Bargain is all relative. The Speedy Tuesday Ultraman lists over US$7K as did the Hodinkee10 Speedmaster. My PAM 721 lists at US$9,200. A stainless steel GMT-Master Pepsi ceramic has a MSRP of US$9,250 if you can even find one at an AD. Grey market dealers are sellin