Because it's hot outside
Beautiful watch, Ed. I "have" an Armand Nicolet diver watch (black dial, black bezel) that, unfortunately, got caught on a door (don't ask!), the bracelet unbuckled, the watch fell, and the bezel cracked. I brought it to my watch guy, he contacted AN and they said they wouldn't send a replacement bezel, but that I could send my watch to them. I miss not having a diver watch so, taking JVL's advice, I bought a watch from Long Island Watch: Silver bezel, blue face, crown at 4:00. Metal bracelet. It fits great (which I would show but I cannot upload a picture), it was reasonably priced, and it will be in regular rotation even when the Nicolet returns (someday) from its Swiss vacation.
Great choices, thanks. I need my dive watch. To time hikes with my dog. I don't need the high-pressure water-resistance though. I live at 3,600 feet above sea level (that’s almost three Sears Towers end-on-end-on-end.) and use it in the thin air of the Cascades. It's a Seiko SPB143. Not at all colorful, but also not large, which is essential for my thin wrist.
Love the samurai sword and arrow! Same as my King Samurai. Also the Mido is a show stopper.