I have several variations on this watch from Casio. This one, like the others, gives me a nice combination of looks and funtionality. It has 3 alarms, chronograph, count-down timer (which was one of my requirements and is not found on a lot of digital watches), but also has the "dressier" look of an analog watch. It is relatively slim compared to a lot of other similar watches, and very light. I can't speak to the band because I took the plastic band off and replaced it with a metal band from another Casio that I had, which fit perfectly. Some others of this same family have metal bands, which I generally prefer, but I have found that Casio's newer metal bands have clasps that are a lot longer than the old ones, and I find that with my small wrist they don't fit as well as the older ones. Luckily I have a number of old Casios with the old bands that fit these watches perfectly. I have had Casio watches for many years, and have always found them to be extremely reliable. The plastic bands do have a tendency to break after a few years, so you may find that the watch goes on "ticking" a lot longer than the band, but that can always be replaced. Overall I think it's a terrific buy.