This watch was everything I was looking for. It's nice and big without looking oversized on your wrist. I set it right to the second to my Citizen watch (which is VERY accurate) and for the last three weeks that I've had it, it has kept PERFECT, synchronized time...and I mean PERFECT. It hasn't varied even a fraction of a second. It's an absolutely great timepiece and it looks terrific, too. Removing one of the links to get it to fit properly was easy. The band pins are press fit so they just push out. This is a great watch in every regard, except that in my opinion it has three "Achilles heels": 1) The luminosity is not very good. It doesn't glow very bright at night. If you need a watch that's quick and easy to read in the dark, this watch will disappoint. 2) The sub-dial for the date (not the day) is hard to read, especially on even-numbered dates that are represented by just a dash mark. Even with my reading glasses on it takes a little bit of staring to be able to tell what number the date is. The large photos of this watch face in the ads are a little misleading in that you can't really tell just how small the date sub-dial numbers are until you read it on the actual watch for yourself. 3) Half of the days of the week shown on the day sub-dial (not the date) are upside-down when reading them in the normal time-reading position. Nautica should have made it so that all the days are more or less right-side up when looking at the face normally. What I really like about this watch is: its looks, a real man size watch; that it has a screw-down crown, essential for water-tightness; it has hacking ability, meaning you can stop the second hand for precise time setting; a solid stainless steel case and band; a firm, ratcheting bezel that doesn't rotate unless YOU turn it. Overall, I really love this watch. If you can live with its little idiosyncrasies, then you will, too.