Dave,My black dial version arrived this morning too. Really nice finishing on the case and bezel on the Turtle. Also, I really like the deeply set dial. The 120 click bezel action is perfect with crisp clicks and no back play.
For you guys that were thinking this watch would be too big because of the listed dimension..... you would be mistaken. The Turtle would work perfectly on smaller wrists. Because of the contour of the case shape and tapering bezel it actually wears like a 42mm diameter watch. And the short lug to lug length would prevent any overhang even on small wrists.
The black rubber dive strap that is included is the perfect compliment to the retro case design, (the strap is a little thin though).
The orange minute hand color is a very bright orange, almost florescent orange.
The rounded case back is super comfortable and I like the way the crown when screwed down is sunken into the case side, it does not dig into the wrist.
The mesh bracelet comes with one long extension and two short extensions. This should be able to fit even the largest wrists. Also it comes with a lot of extra spring pins.
I've got to order a 20mm black Isofrane strap, IMO it would be the perfect setup.
As usual, thank you for the information.
I can't remember all the 44mm watches I purchased new and ended up selling.
This Helson design is something I really wanted and now feel confident that it is just what I have been looking for; a large chunky watch that isn't too much over-kill.