Having been a long time owner of a Tag Heuer which eventually just wore out I spent the intervening years with cheap 'last two years' watches which suited my purpose. However my wife bought me this Stuhrling for my 50th birthday and, to be quite honest, it is perfect.I needed an easy to read face and the face is very high contrast with larger numbers, I've seen people at the airport glance at the watch for the time as it is easy to see across a room. That said it is also beautifully designed and made and I am really sorry I didn't get one years ago.I'm going to get another of the same design this year, maybe a different color but just as likely to get this same one. The reason is that I wear the watch ALL the time and I sometimes forget to take it off when doing manual labor, swimming in the ocean etc. While it is still great looking I've scratched the case so I'd like one to only wear now and again. Going forward If I buy one for a present I will be buying the Stuhrlings.