I have had this watch for a few months now and now prefer it over my Timex watch. I have worn Timex watches for probably around 15 years needed to get a new one due to watch band cracking or needing a new battery. This band seems sturdy, it is stiffer and no battery needed. It took a little getting use to the larger size but I know prefer it! I was worried at first about keeping the watch charged but it always seems to be full! I get lots of compliments on it!