So let's get it out there immediately: to each his own, there's no right or wrong here. But how about a friendly conversation about the relative merits of these two? My sense is that convention wisdom is on 6309-- it has the attenuated Hollywood pedigree, the non-budget movement, the stronger lume, etc. But let me make the case for the 7002. Date only is a huge plus: less busy, more symmetry with 9 o'clock, more credit to the wearer's faculties. And the weak lume is a plus, too. These are both handsome, iconic watches-- for sure rugged rather than dress, but I don't want to be mistaken for the Green Lantern once it gets dark. I choose the 7002. Curious to hear others' thoughts!