I received my first Nixon watch as a Xmas gift 3 years ago, and it was The Roadie. Initially, I had coveted The Rocker and I still think the Rocker's face is superior but the Roadie makes up for this with its band. For anyone with a decent sized wrist, the Roadie's band will look and feel much better than the band that comes with the Rocker. This is the most rugged watch I have ever owned. I've worn it almost every day for 3 years and the watch itself still looks brand new. Currently, I need a replacement band and knew this day would come as the band is made out of leather, but thats half the fun of a leather strap. Zero complaints about this watch, though I wish Nixon would make a brown leather strap for the Roadie. Also, I think if you are buying the Roadie, go for the All Black Roadie as it is one of the coolest looking watches in the Nixon line up, that is, if all black is your thing.