I love the Citizen Promaster Sky in silver titanium, Duratect coating, and anti-reflective sapphire crystal. And I really like the less refined Ecozilla on the shark mesh with mineral crystal. I mention the deeper appeal of the Promaster Sky because it's a smaller, more refined watch and this represents a shift in my tastes from the larger than life "hero" watches that took up my imagination in my beginning stages of my watch obsession.
One of my watch obsessive tendencies is what I'll call the "re-buy," the selling of a watch to fund another purchase, followed by seller's regret, the feeling that the loss of a watch left a hole in my soul that can only be filled with a re-acquisition.
I can't even remember all my re-buys, but here are some: Ecozilla three times; Seiko Sumo 4 times; Seiko Black Monster twice; Seiko SBDL021; Orient M-Force Beast; Benarus Megalodon . . . I could go on, but that's enough confessional for now.
I've been missing the Orient M-Force black dial on the Super Engineer II and the Seiko Sumo again, but I'm having my doubts and I am holding off.
As I look at the Ecozilla on the shark mesh and compare it to the more refined Promaster Sky, I feel that part of me has moved forward, that I may not need to re-acquire a 46mm Orient M-Force because this Ecozilla, while nice, doesn't satisfy the way I thought it would. I like it, but it's essentially a $220 mineral crystal watch (love the bezel) with Benarus Suppa adapters and a shark mesh bracelet. It's a good travel beater, but it's not in the same class as the Promaster Sky.