I would say that one would be hard pressed to find a higher quality watch at this price. Fortunately, you are able to see the craftsmanship at work through the face. The self-winding function works smoothly and keeps the watch running perfectly. I have not noticed any loss of time so far. Warning: If you are not used to self winding watches, this watch will stop running if it isn't worn or wound on a semi-regular basis. It's a very striking timepiece and I have received multiple compliments on it. I comes in a nice, rectangular box that seemed well protected and contained a polishing cloth and lots of informational material. The only con I might mention is that the strap, like many new watch straps, is a little stiff at first. However, after a few days of wearing it, it became very comfortable. I can safely say that, while this was my first, it will not be my last Stuhrling timepiece.