I am a mail carrier and need a watch with a band that will give if it gets hung up on a package or mailbox or whatever. The elastic band is perfect for this and it's washable which is a plus in my profession. It's very durable and reliable and comfortable. This watch has it all: backlight, date, time down to the second.stopwatch, alarm, just to name a few. It's easy to set and switch back and forth to the other features. I buy more than one at a time when I find it because they are not easy to find. If I had any complaints, it would be the color choices because this watch is geared specifically for children, of which, unfortunately, I have outgrown. I choose camo because it is the most universal color.