The Merlin 245 is not your typical field watch design. Its a unique, modern interpretation of WWII -era Navy/Military watches. The crystal is nicely domed. Case diameter is 39.5 mm, not counting the crown & 47mm lug to lug (tip to tip), making it the ideal size for those who have smaller wrists (mine is 6.3" and it fits great), or those who just prefer an average size watch. The small second hand is precise (I love this style of second hand). Lume is adequate, not great. A lot of detail went into the design of this watch & considering the price, its a bargain.
The Strap: Quality orange NATO strap, looks much better in person, with a nice rich sheen. Looks fabulous esp. at dusk. The strap keepers are sewn in place, not just heat sealed.