I have a lot of watches. Lately I've been only buying automatics because I was tired of replacing batteries. Some complain about the automatics when they don't wear them daily, due to them not being wound. I would suggest a watch winder, they are wonderful. My daily wear is a Rolex, I wear this watch on the weekends and for occasions where a Rolex is not practical. What's really funny is that this watch gets far more comments than my Rolex! It is a nice looking watch with the stainless steel case and insides which make the blue hands really stand out, it is a good combination, very attractive. This is my third Stuhrling that I've bought and everyone of them has been a very good value.