I love Skagen watches. This is as dressy a watch as I ever need, and I dress up often. The dial is every bit as clear to see as the photo represents. The nickel free construction is nice for my mild reaction to that metal. The watch band is for dress or casual, not heavy work occasions. One caveat... when changing batteries, make sure your watch place knows what they are doing as a good seal depends on using the right watch crystal press. I use Lake City Watch Repair in Seattle.