First it is a heavey watch. With the included bracelet, it weights 255gms, the UTS 3000 weights 260. This watch due to its size and weight, lays well on the wrist and unlike the high end watches that I own,e.g., Submersible, 3000m, Aquanautic to name a few, which all lack a half link that could make the fit of a watch either to tight or to loose. The Aquamatic has the clasp that is adjustable. This is also what I dislike about the watch, it has a stamped clasp. Then again the cost of the watch is under 850. including the bracelet, rubber band and leather band.
The brushed finished is fine. As for a watch suspectible to scratches, time will tell.
The service I received from Gnomo watches was excellent, the watch was pretested in Germany the end of last week and Fedexed to be received by me today.