Until Dino pointed out the proportions of the strap recently, I didn't really get what was wrong with it, but he's right: I've nothing against bigger watches in principle, especially when they're as purposeful and functional as this one. But it is a horribly proportioned beast. It just didn't sit right. So I tried the Sub, and almost to my disappointment, the slightly more modest, rather cheaper, less dick-waving watch looked absolutely peachy. It just sits so nicely, the proportions are so iconic and balanced, and it gives a great feeling of robust presence while remaining one with the wrist. The DSSD feels like it's hanging off you like a drunk on the upper deck of a bus.
The no date Sub is, to my untutored eye, simply a perfect thing. In my distant wish list, it is merely one of many options, possibles or improbables to juggle. But in itself, I feel certain that there simply is nothing wrong with the Rolex Submariner. Now an older SD, the same sort of size...that might be competition. But it's hard to look past that particular "fungus" and say anything else would be inherently "better", at least unless you really were a professional diver. In which case the Omega Ploprof is both more tool-like and more orange. For mortals, the Sub seems like design perfection, and even though I know nothing, I'm sure I'm right. :)
Spot on. I don't mind big watches at all - big sports watches anyway - but the DSSD just seems like a poorly proportioned mess. And then there's the (read somewhere on the internet) 120 characters of mostly superfluous and self-congratulatory text plastered all over the dial. I know most Rolex models suffer from this to some extent, but this one seems the worst offender by a good measure.
The Ploprof is one freaking cool watch. Regrattably, I am not sufficiently cool enough to pull it off.
That no-date Sub.... I tell ya, I better stop visiting the AD or the inevitable will happen.