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As a 99.2 owner for many years, I agree with your example. However, DD is a different beast from many of the AHCI guys. His focus is precisely on dial & case design rather than horology (movement, complications...) and he does a really nice job. The case though is on the thick side & slightly clumsy, and wouldn't win unanimous approval IRL.