There is no indication where this watch was made, although it has a Japanese movement. The dial is very clean, especially for a chronograph. Its face is textured. You don't notice at first until it catches the light a certain way. A small detail, but quite impressive. The hands for the seconds, minutes and hour dials are yellow, as is the sweep second hand, adding an attractive bit of color. The hour and minute hands look a bit generic. Also, some of the hour markers, particularly at twelve o'clock, seem a very tiny bit crooked. This is nitpicking, though. This watch looks and feels much more expensive than it is, and comes with a good-looking, well-fitting leather strap. Everything works smoothly, and the watch keeps great time. In the specs, it says this watch is 45mm, but it is actually closer to 42mm, which is a perfect size for it. -T.A.