I purchased this watch for a gift and was really sorry that I didn't purchase another one for my husband as well. It is very sturdy, a bit heavy, but I tend to like the heavy watches because they don't feel tin-like. The face is very interesting and makes the watch look like it is 3 or 4 times the price. If you don't like "busy" watch faces, this is not the watch for you. As I mentioned, I purchased this as a gift, so I was not able to use all of the functions, but I feel it is a great watch for the value. Eco-drive watches do not need batteries and will run forever on stored light energy, so that is a plus. I know that I dislike it when I go to wear a watch and the battery is dead. I tend to choose watches for myself and others strictly based on style and not function, but with this watch you get both style and function for a fraction of the price. You cannot beat the $2.95 shipping and the service at Overstock.com as well!