I bought this at the specific request of my musician daughter as her birthday present. The purple color isn't for everybody, but it has been her favorite color for years. The faceted jewels catch the light and are emphasized by the gold watchband color and purple watch face. The face is large enough to be easily readable at a glance in so-so light. She has had good luck with Armitron, only having a older watch's face crack (yes, the face, not the crystal ... weird) when her toddler son managed to toss it onto a concrete floor. The older watch's other functioning was not effected. I anticipate similar durability from this watch. I don't normally expect pretty, jeweled, women's watches to also be durable and keep good time. This is a pleasant exception.