Case and Dial
The new Nine Four Successor 2 is definitely a big improvement in 94s watch lineup. It features 3 of the most trending dial colors ( Salmon, Ice Blue, and Green ). The solid steel case has somewhat of a vintage feel to it and is nicely cut and finely brushed. This is a semi lugless design and really helps the watch hug the wrist nicely at 40MM wide with a case height of 44MM and a width of just 10MM. It features a sapphire crystal as well as anti reflective coating which helps with the legibility factor. The dial itself is really quite stunning and even more so in the metal. The textured dial with its sharp and circular cuts really make it look like nothing else out there on the microbrand scene. The markers and hand applied and filled with blue BGW9 Swiss Luminova allowing for an overall good legibility factor at night. It is a simple three handed layout with no date, which helps that itch for a perfectly symmetrical watch dial. One thing that I really approve of is the 100M of water resistance even though we do have a Pull/Push crown. It is really nice to to be able to wear your watch in the pool or at the beach without having to change it. Overall, Its a neat and well executed design which sits right at home on my average 6.5" wrist.
94 went with a higher grade movement this time around - That being the Miyota 9015 series. This movement beats at 4 hz ( 28,800 BPH ) unlike the NH35 utilized in the Successor initial models. It features a nice smooth sweep and in my opinion is a much more reliable and accurate movement than the NH35 series movements. We get all the goodies such as hand winding, hacking seconds, and 40 or so hours of power reserve. The watch also features a nice exhibition caseback to get a glimpse of the inner workings of your timepiece, which actually looks pretty good!
The bracelet is a solid brushed stainless steel H link style with a 20MM width at the lug. It has that kind of AP royal
oak shine to it when the light hits it, and is easily adjustable. The clasp is a standard milled clssp and buckle with 3 micro adjustments, which I found to be ok especially for the introductory price of $329.00 for the Pre Order which started April 16th via their website. The brushing is decent, and it does not pull hair - so definitely very usable and goes well with the case styling as well.
Conclusion - Overall Value
Overall, the Successor 2 I think has a lot to offer the watch enthusiast for the coin - We are getting all that we want for this price and a bit more with these hard to find colors and especially the unique textured dial it offers. For $329.00 many micros offer lower grade movements such as NH35s and Miyota 8215s being quite frank. I applaud a watch at this pricepoint which houses a 9015 and comes on a nicely executed bracelet, because in all honesty it is getting quite hard to find such specifications at this price range.