I share the same concerns as you, I need a running seconds and 42mm especially on a thin bezeled watch makes it look huge. I think it is a fantastic offering and value but for me it would have to be perfect so I wouldn't purchase. You don't want to regret your decision as I am sure you would get killed on resale. That being said if you are ok with the size and lack of seconds I would go for it. If it was 39-40mm with a running seconds I would think hard about it. Good luck.