Delivered On Friday, July 26, 2013. Review written early Sunday, October 6, 2013.
I like this compass. It's a lot for the money.
That said, with light use, it's fading fast. It's only seen a couple uses outdoors; once was to test it and the next was on a hike. It did perform well.
However, this compass's markings and paint are easily worn (see picture). Before the marks are gone, I'll probably be ordering a better lensatic compass of more familiar configuration, with "hard marks" such as wires instead of depending on ink crosshairs.
It was carried in my pocket or belt, but *always* in a case. I would venture a guess that the ink would be completely worn away had I not cased it.
That's my main complaint.
The bezel does seem to be plastic, or just very cheap metal, but it works so I've got no complaints about that.
I bought this compass mostly to test the design, to see whether I like it better than the more standard design I'm familiar with. Had I had high expectations for this compass, I'd be more disappointed.
Overall, two stars. Had the crosshairs not worn, I'd have given it a solid five stars.