I should have explained that better. Essentially before I got it, given the history (Scandinavian, aviation, design and horological) I built it up in my mind and it got worse as I serviced it, everything in the movement just seem to be designed so well. But when I put it on my wrist it just cant live up to that impossible image.
Onward to a watch that did the opposite. My first impressions of the Alpinist was small and dull. But it really grew on me and the dial/handset combination plays with the light just beautifully.
Picture reflects the Swedish weather quite well, grey and cold.