I'm a trucker, rufty-tufty guy (and all that macho-stuff!!) and this watch is clear & easy to read in a dark cab, especially so if you press the wider-knob to activate the Indiglo face-illumination (which is actually bright-enough to illuminate a small area (like a bed-side cabinet drawer) and it keeps good time with the (slightly loud) ticking mechanism. The strap is soft nylon webbing reinforced with sewn leather, but only obtainable by post from Timex at about £7.50, though mine seem to last about a year before the hole wears-out, it seems the "commando straps" (one-piece loop-through no pins) are dearer & less available (that said Timex themselves were cheaper than other suppliers for non-leather-reinforced non-genuine "it should fit mate" ones) Strap Length...9inches/ 23cm...measure your wrist, this is fine for a small adult wrist like mine, not any good for Popeye! Incidentally i've seen other comments across the range about short straps so 'Arnie' take note, phone the really helpful Kay's Watch Shop for advice first!! Anyway, i broke my winder knob off on a Merc 2343 air-dam, watch still going, just can't change the time so i need a new one before BST starts!