As someone (I'm 60) who never had much luck with watches, I have to say the Wenger watch I've owned for the past fourteen years stood up admirably to my carelessness and the unintentional abuse it got! I only replaced my old Wenger recently (last month) to have larger numerals on the face. The crystal face never scratched or broke and other than replacing the battery and band occassionally, it ran perfectly all those years. I'm expecting the same good service from my new Wenger watch that happily looks nearly the same. I didn't want all the "extra" features that can be had so I chose a plain face with just the date feature. Also, I was pleased there were several models with leather straps from which to choose.