What I like about my 36mm MSAR is that it makes no excuses for what it really is: A military diver's watch for the soldiers too stupid to get a G-Shock or an other cheap quartz instead. Since stupidity isn't a good survival trait for soldiers, it's probably why it is relatively rare and more often than not, found on desk instead of depth diving wrists.
I'm not ashamed to admit that I never wore a mechanical watch when I was soldiering, but that I still admire the MSAR for existing, which is why I was one of the first to grab the Arctic version when it was launched.
I love the way it looks. I love that it's so different. I love that it's seldom recognized and is therefore the perfect stealth diver. And of course I love the fact that it's one of the few real diver's watch that I can wear comfortably on my thin wrist.
I just wish it had a different bracelet. It's not that there is anything inherently wrong or bad with it, it's just that it looks like the only military operation the MSAR ever took was to raid one of Seiko warehouses and "appropriate" the whole stock of bracelets that was kept there. The MSAR deserves a better bracelet because the one I got is the weakest part of an otherwise impressive package.
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.