As I grow older I notice that I'm gaining traits that are alarmingly familiar from meeting my elder relatives: The need to complain and the tendency to exert emotional blackmail. I haven't sunk yet to the stage of "never mind me, I'll sit alone in the dark" because I'm still able to change light bulbs by myself, but every post I make on the Dan Henry 1962 is an occasion to remind everybody how useless the 24Hour indicator is and how illegible the dial become once the hands moves out of the upper section.
It's all true by the way. The 24Hour indicator on a chrono is as useful as sticking there a sundial and the black hands are doing a great job at making me missing calls and meeting by blending seamlessly into the registers. I'm doing it again!!
Anyway, now come the part where I have to complain that beside these two issues I have nothing else to complain about. The meca-quartz movement is a great choice for a chrono because it's precise, able to track 1/5 of a second and it keeps the watch thin.
the case design is spot on IMO. The twisted lugs, the flaring bezel, the dial, there is simply so much of Omega and Universal Genève poured into the design that it satisfy my retro craving without having to buy an actual vintage watch. Even the mineral crystal is fine, because lets face it, sapphire can be a pain in the behind under direct sunlight and there is only so much AR can do. Mineral glass has plenty of issues but it's much less reflective and "glittery" than sapphire.
The Dan Henry 1962 is very wearable and comfortable on my 1961 wrist, and the ColaReb racing strap is a very good match to this style of watches.
I even like the Maserati engraving on the back, although Wikipedia claims that this is a prototype model that never actually raced during 1962, but I'm not going to complain about it, really I'm not even going to point out that Ferrari launched their iconic 250 GTO during January of the same year.
I'm a big fan of watches that are interesting because they are either unique, have interesting features, well designed or simply offer a great value for their price.