I've been shopping around for a solor or kinetic watch for a while now. I don't like spending hundreds of dollars on watches, but still like nice timepieces, so the casios have always seemed like pretty good compromises for me. I finally settled on this Gravity Defier watch based on price, features, solar power and the layout of the face.
I definitely wanted an analog watch. The digital features on this watch are nice and understated. I love the layout of the face and the functions of the watch. It has 5 alarms, a countdown timer, stopwatch, world time, and a quick and easy reference to any other time zone that you set as your primary "other" time zone (that's the small dial on the right of the watch face). The small dial on the left serves as the charge level indicator and also the function indicator. You'll want to read the manual, but it's pretty easy to figure out and I like the way they designed it.
I originally wanted an atomic watch as well, but it was a feature I was willing to sacrifice. (They make a version of this watch with the atomic feature, but it was quite a bit more money.) This watch keeps good time. I love that the digital time and analog time are synched. In fact, when you set the time, you set it on the digital display, and then the analog hands automatically adjust to the time you just set. I like this watch with the dark digital background and light characters vs. the dark characters on light background. Despite the fact that it's a fairly large g-shock watch, I have no qualms about wearing it to work in the business-casual environment I work in. I think it looks sharp, even with the resin band (which helps to make it light.) Also, despite the relatively large size, it's very light and comfortable to wear.
I would say the luminescent hands work decent for a watch of this price. I can still tell what time it is hours after I go to bed without using the light. It has an "auto-light" feature that will turn on the light automatically when your wrist goes changes from certain positions (i.e. - when it thinks you're trying to read the watch.) I turned that feature off, since I rarely use the light and I really don't want it going on and off, even though it only does it at night.
Overall a very sharp-looking, well put together, and functional watch. Hard to beat it for the price.