I really like this distinctive high quality watch. However, I'm not the first customer to discover that the band can fall off unexpectedly. The hex-nut screw became loose (no visible signs or warnings), and I was sitting on a bench when it just slipped off my hand and landed in the grass. I could only find 1/2 of the pin assembly, so apparently the nut had fallen off earlier at a different location. The service center just sent me a replacement pin free of charge. However, another customer on Amazon had the same thing happen while he was boating, and his watch is now at the bottom of a lake. Once I get the replacement pin, I'll probably use LockTite to ensure this won't happen again. Also, the black bezel accents are wearing slightly, exposing the underlying stainless base metal. I would have given the watch a 5-star rating had it not been for these 2 issues. I would definitely buy the watch again, as I like the look, feel, and overall quality.