This is a purchase that you will not regret. I bought mine 16 years ago. Since then, I've replaced the battery twice and sent it in for service once (condensation forming under the crystal, probably from a poorly performed battery replacement). It has always been completely reliable and kept perfect time. Even after 16 years of hard use, mine still looks great. You can pay a lot more for watch, but you won't find a better performer or a better value.