I bought mine over the internet. My uncle, an amateur scuba diver, has a similar one. He's had it since the early seventies. How wrong can one go with a watch that has the potential to last for decades? Of course you have to be sure that this watch is for YOU. Now I'm not a macho, muscular type of man. Rather the average, slim type. But this one is definitely me.
It's an automatic, a mechanical watch. Don't expect Quartz precision (no changing of batteries either). Some have reported theirs going fast or slow, up to 2 min. per week. Mine is accurate to about 30 sec./week. I can live with that. If it bothers me, I'll take it to the watchmaker for adjustment. Yes, it can be adjusted and mechanical watches need maintenance from time to time. What good thing doesn't?
Only one thing bothers me. The watch will glow in the dark, only if its been a short while out of the light. It's dials and markings aren't coated with radium (radioactive - will glow no matter what) but Indiglow that keeps the light only for a while.
Adjusting the time day and date is easy, once you figure out which way to turn the dials. Since it's a divers watch the knob is screwed down for extra waterproofing. You can turn the two-colored bezel in one direction, handy if you need a silent and discreet reminder for whatever.
I've had mine for a month now. I absolutely love it. It's big, heavy, masculine, sportive and tough in a non shouting way, if you get my drift. It just is. It's something Steve Macquinn or Pierce Brosnan could have worn in their "tough men's" movies. It's solid, practical, can take hell or high water without stopping. Did I already say that I love it?