The bezel is terrific to my eyes. I don't find the height an issue other than it making the dial so recessed from the crystal. The Froggie I think has thought about it and improved parts of it rather than a head-on homage (or maybe brought in ideas from other Doxas?)
Because they picked out esoteric colours that other watches tend not to have, I think there's a fair case to have different versions in different colours.
I'll certainly look at a Tactical Frog as well, just a different colour.
I'm not a beads of rice expert, but it looks real to me, all the little bits move separately, so each link was three beads on one fork, and two on the other that the pin needed threaded through. Looking at it again, it's not that rice like, it's sort of flattened. Yeah, I'd probably compare photos to see what you're after.
It was easy to resize and change bands for what it's worth.
I got the orange rubber strap as well. It's absolutely fine, but it might just be a little bit fluro. It makes it look it came from a vending machine - maybe less so if I was wearing a wetsuit. So might explore some other straps, and maybe stick that on another watch. Or only wear my wetsuit.
Sirens will go off if I see a good Caribbean.