Is the the black/orange sailcloth strap?Think it is darker than the original Heckla - I prefer it and I think that dial looks better with the applied indices and the blue bezel rather than the original silver. I thought - and still think - the Leven dial is the pick of the bunch along with the quartered (or is it 3rd-ed) orange segment - I think that orange segment should have been on the blue and black dialled versions, but I guess its not for everyone. If the original Endeavour had that orange bezel I'd have bought it too - not so sure on the new black finished case but they have their fans.
The original s/steel cased Aqua Compressors were about £100 dearer I think but they came with a rubber strap and a steel bracelet, and had a 2824-2 elab. grade (no-date version) movement. My Leven has a very well finished dial, the sloping crowns are very easy to grip and use (in-fact the most user friendly of all my watches), the bronze one I like as well - just a little different without standing out too much. Price to me seems pretty fair as it looks and feels very well made - I just received a Ocean Crawler Great Lakes which is a VERY similar design (but cheaper) and I'd say wearing and looking at both, while I like the OC, the FU Leven is def a cut above. First couple of months I had it I wasn't sure about keeping it but the more I wore it the more I like it - especially teamed with the Hirsh strap. The 70s compressor style is quite rare nowadays and it offers something different from the more standard diver design - a nice change on the wrist.
Farer do interest free credit as well if it helps with the budget!
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Yes they are both screw down crowns - apparently watertight to 100m unscrewed so the bezel can be used to that depth but whether u'd risk it.....My version is the s/steel case and wouldn't say its a heavy watch - don't know what it weighs. Wonder why the switch to ti ?That's a hefty price tag. Also, 92g for a titanium watch head - very porky. Can't tell if both crowns are threaded. If not, that would be a deal breaker especially on a diver.