I've been considering an Aquaracer since December but could not decide on the size and fit so I put it off for a bit. Then I tried the Formula 1 Calibre 5, and they just fit my wrist and felt great. I've been familiar with the F1 series for many years as lots of my friends growing up have owned them. I like a lot of their previous designs but I especially like how it has matured into something that looks like a watch a grown up can wear. Certain things I don't like, such as the red tip on the second hand and the 60 on the bezel instead of a triangle with lume are subjective things I can get past. I really want one but there are certain things I can't seem to overlook. It's a quality piece but at the same time, it just screams entry level, not that there's anything wrong with that. The cheap stamped clasp, plastic holder (I know, I know...), no AR and printed logo on a watch this price is give me pause. I had it next to an Aquaracer and even the way the brushed steel was finished seemed different and somehow felt cheaper. Again, it's a quality watch, not on the level as the Aquaracer but this has always been the Formula 1's placement in their hierarchy. At 1200usd, I can't help but think about other watches available that offer more value, not something that's ever bothered me before. But I also can't think of a single one I've looked at in the price range that I would rather have. Does that sound a little nutty? The watch that wasn't originally on my radar has become my first choice, but it's not the same quality as my original first choice, and even though it's cheaper, there are others in the price range that offer better "value" which has caused me second thoughts on this watch.