I think everyone ends up owning one of these at some point. I wore this one for a couple years, and put it in the drawer. After the original band started getting kinda frail, I changed it over to a Zulu band with one of the best adapter sets I've found. (They're contoured to fit the case better, and they don't shift or rotate, they act more like an extension of the original molded casing.) I'm including a black 1-piece zulu band, as well as a tan 2-piece zulu that also has zulu adapters (though I don't like using those links as much). The watch shows some wear, but not much, and definitely not abuse.