I'd been looking for a watch for ages. I needed something practical that could be worn outdoors yet fit my small wrist. Most ladies watches are very dressy or bright sporty colours, and even some of the ladies sports watches are a little on the big size.
This is a good size and also the strap slopes onto the body of the watch meaning it doesn't catch on things too easily when you're doing practical things. Its taken a few knocks and come to no harm. Its also been out in the rain with no ill effects.
The display is very clear. The backlight comes on then gradually fades. This is very good because if they are either on or off on full brightness, they dazzle you in the dark then by the time your eyes adjust, the light has gone out. Because this fades it doesn't have that problem.
It has an hourly chime that can be turned off and that and the alarm are both a reasonable volume, but not if you're a heavy sleeper.
The stopwatch (why do they insist on calling them "Chronographs") has a total count and lap count. It counts in tenths and hundredths of a second where the seconds are normally shown in the clock mode. The seconds show where the minutes are usually shown. Once it gets up to 10 minutes it changes and shows the minutes and seconds in their normal place. That sounds complicated, but basically it means that if you need precise timing for a small amount you get it down to hundredths of a second, but for longer amounts you only get it down to seconds but it can show longer times.