I have had this watch for almost 2 years now. It has been very durable and sturdy. I really like the vibrate feature that provides silent alerts. The countdown timer is handy too. I don't use the hydration reminder but its nice to know its available. The batteries wear out faster in this watch than other Timex's I've had, about once every 11-12 months but that's understandable with the vibrate feature. I'm on my third watch strap, but I tend to be hard on equipment so I don't think it's any defect in the design or materials. The bottom line: this is a good quality watch with just the right features for law enforcement at a good price.