I have always preferred blue watches. I have only owned one truly black watch and it was gone a couple months later.Blue is the new black. Especially with these liquidmetal dials. Mine looks grey/black in low light and then navy blue outside. I like white dials too but sometimes, the hands just blend in ...dark dials always fare well with polished hands for legibility. Another reason why real divers always have black dials so it's more legible in low light/underwater.