In short, I'd like the best digital timepiece, focusing on presenting the date and time in the best, most readable way. Must have: - Large digits - Large, readable display - Sensible display element layout - Good backlight - HH:MM:SS and Day, MM/DD all visible at once - <$200 bottom line "shipped" price Would be nice: - Atomic synch - Durable - Key lock function or shrouded keys to prevent accidental presses - Countdown timer - Key tone silencer One more wrinkle: it has to fit on a "one-piece" watch strap like this. I don't like the feel of watches on my wrist, so I actually carry my watch using one of thesewhich attaches like a one-piece strap by threading through the watch strap pins. Wearing it on my hip means it must be durable, protect against accidental keypresses, and have a display visible from further away (I can't easily bring it within a foot of my eyes like with a wristwatch). For an idea of what I'm talking about, I currently use an Origo Rendezvous Peak. I love the keylock feature (disable using a two key combo). The best thing are the HHMMSS digits, which are a full 1cm high, almost a full third of a the 32mm window and a quarter of the case diameter. So what's wrong with the Origo? Design and build quality remind me more of stereotypical Chinese construction rather than the style and precision that Casio and other brands offer. I paid ~$10 for it at a REI scratch and dent sale so I'm not upset, but I'd like to upgrade to something better. It's chock full of features like ABC/T which are fancy but I never use them and they probaby detract from battery life and add to size/weight. Also, battery life is rather poor. I'm lucky to get a year on a CR2032 with minimal light use and zero use of the ABC features. It shows day and date, but not month. There's a bug where the seconds display may be off from its actual internal timekeeping (which is decent). In other words, if you switch modes and go back to the time display, it will suddenly be much different than it just was. Bizarre. Lastly, the huge seconds digits right next to the minutes digits make it a little harder to identify the minutes than should be necessary, but that's getting into minor nitpicks. My eye was caught by the Casio MTG910. For a G-Shock, it has relatively large digits, and gives full calendar info. It's missing a countdown timer. It's solar which is a mixed blessing, but the recharging times are good. It only does US atomic time signal reception, but that's where I am for a vast majority of the time. I'm not sure if the strap attachment will be compatible with a "one piece" threaded strap. $130 street price seems a bit steep for the reduced functionality, but it's a solid contender. Casio GW-5000 looks like an awesome watch, but it's way beyond my budget and the digits are probably much smaller than I'd like. There are cheaper variants on the design, but that doesn't fix the font size issue. Origo has a series of hunting/fishing watches that look like they might fit the bill. No atomic sync and low battery life are still issues. http://www.amazon.com/Casio-WV58A-1AV-Waveceptor-Atomic-Digital/dp/B001A5LKAS/ Looks perfect, except for the cheap construction (e.g. plastic window). I'd pay more for this exact watch in a higher end case. I'm not a watch geek so I'm betting I've missed many options. Any suggestions or arguments for or against the models mentioned above? Thanks!