My first watch since I was like 5 or six and my Grandparents gave me a Mickey Mouse watch. Year after year passed that I'd look at what was out there, but was still always undecided and so I never bought one. When considering any purchase I take several factors into account. Price, quality, customer service, aesthetics, durabilty, and the enjoyment factor. Admittedly, I could have continued to research and maybe had found something less pricey or more attractive, but after reading all the positive remarks from so many owners and the fact I REALLY like the simply understated look, I decided to take the plunge. The Lum-Tec Combat B1 arrived earlier today. So far I'm VERY happy with it! More to come later when I have more time to write.