I got this to replace the one which I lost, having had it for two years. This watch has a really good quality feel, and I think that its the right length; any longer and it would have been an inconvenience. I like the lumibrite face, and find it much more effective and easier to read than the lumibrite hands. It is slightly more expensive than others, but I was willing to fork out extra because I believe its worth the expense. The pulse counter is pretty much ridiculous, does one really need such a thing? If anything, a calendar function would be very useful.