I bought this based on Nixon's reputation for making superior watches. I have to say that it's quality and fitment are just perfect. This watch is very large in comparison to others, but it's not uncomfortable or gaudy. I went with the PU band because the metal was really heavy with the large diameter. Plus, i felt this was more of a casual watch so no metal band really was necessary. Give the plastic band a day or two to wear in and its super comfortable. In addition to a well placed clasp there is a band lock that works extremely well. Its pretty tough to get the band in and out of it at first, but you'll get used to it as it wears down. All in all. Excellent. I'll be buying another nixon for sure.