I am allergic to the metal in watches, so I need a leather band so the watch will not actually touch my wrist. I was intending this watch to only be a non work watch. I work in a hospital where I am washing my hands often, so I was concerned this watch would not be waterproof if it got splashed. It is a big watch. Big Band, had only one criticism on it and that was that the watch was too big for that person. otherwise this has been a good deal for me. would recommend this watch.