The Venom is really nice. I agree it's a little overpriced, but not coz of the design but more because of the movement which is the workhorse ETA G10. The new Venom coming out as a dive kit will have a Ronda movement which is supposedly better. The Sub Aqua Special is one that has the ETA251 and the case design is even better than the Venom, which makes the SAS a better value....BUT if you like the Venom, then go for it. The $384 on Amazon is an awesome deal on a combat version. I'm waiting for the Combat version on a steel bracelet to come down.