I got my gray Helmsman on 2-15. I had my heart set on the green faced watch. However, I couldn't be more happy with the unique, attractive gray face. It's a BEAUTIFUL watch. The wooden box containing the leather roll that held the watch tool, watch, and spare bands were all a very nice touch that I really enjoy, and really nice perks for getting the watch.
I think the watch is of outstanding quality, and all things considered, was well worth the price on MD. The lume in the watch is very nice, even when compared to my Rolex Milgauss(bottom in the pic...sorry, I know it may be hard to see), and that is a much more expensive watch. I haven't compared the duration of the lume between the two. That's not a huge concern of mine with either watch, as I don't plan on using them as "tacticool" watches.