I love this watch- it is beautiful and looks amazing. Fit and finish are top notch. It will probably last forever. Has 6 band reception of atomic time signal radio stations from the USA (WWVB from Fort Collins, CO), Europe, Japan, and China. I live in Florida and it receives WWVB without any trouble. Even just sitting on my desk on the east side of the house, it receives the signal, even though Colorado is west of Florida, so the signal makes it through the house (the manual states you should place the watch near a window at night). The way to help ensure reception is to point the top of the watch towards Colorado. LED light is very bright which lights up the watch face. Metal band is of good quality and looks great. Will probably show scratches fairly easily since it is simply black finished stainless steel. However, the twin LCD displays are of the "reversed" type and are super hard to read 90% of the time. So, I am going to return it for the GW2500B-1A model, which is less expensive because it has a resin band instead of a stainless steel band. It has a regular LCD display instead of the reversed display, so it will be much more readable. This watch is a little better looking than the GW2500B-1A because it is all black with white lettering and the metal band looks great (at least until it would likely get scratched up with use). However, I need to see the LCD displays and while I knew the reversed type would be harder to read than regular LCD's, I didn't expect it to be this hard to read. I love the watch otherwise and can't wait to get the replacement! If you don't need to see the LCD's all that often, this is the best looking watch of the three in the G-Shock Aviation series. I love G-Shocks and own three G-Shocks, a Casio Pathfinder, and two Oceanus watches also (Casio's "high end" line)!