The CASIO 1AV SEA ANALOG is a honey of a buy. I am quite sure that it keeps the same precise time as my wife's $1100 TAG. I'm sure that the quartz mechanism is every bit as good, and that the grade of stainless steel is, well- stainless steel. There is only one negative to this otherwise superb device-- it has the word "Casio" printed discreetly on the face. How much of a negative that is, is up to you. If you want a prestige timepiece, don't even consider the Casio. If you want a prestigious-looking timepiece, the Casio will fit the bill perfectly. If it bore the name "Omega" or "Rolex' on it, this watch would set you back a few grand. Bear in mind that this is not an Omega or Rolex replica. It has it's own distinct style and is nobody's wanna be. I pose this question to you- are you man enough to wear a $46 watch without feeling inferior? If so, read on. If not, Switzerland will be more than happy to take your money. If you choose the Casio, don't worry--I won't tell anyone. For that matter, feel free to tell the world that you paid $250 for this beauty. No one will know the difference with the possible exception of your Uncle Marvin the jeweler.
Now, to address some of the other reviews. It could be said that the watch face is not black, but a dark grey. It sure looks black to me! Regarding the plastic band, it is pretty much standard issue these days for water sport gear. After all, this is supposed to be a divers watch. The band will go perfectly with your shiny black wet suit or spandex if your sport is biking. I read as well that the second hand does not click precisely on the indices. Not so in the case of my Casio which was purchased 11/18/10. I have one minor style negative, and this is purely a matter of taste. The watch is very shiny indeed. I think a brushed finish would have looked a little nicer. So, when you buy this watch, and I hope you do, be prepared to behold a watch as shiny as a Christmas ornament. Since this is stainless steel, and not some chrome-plated junk, there is no need to fear premature wear and tear on the finish. If you love shiny, then that will be another plus. Regarding the led illumination, allow me to explain. The traditional luminescence is still there and nicely done at that. The additional led's allow you to light up a darkened bedroom without spoiling the romantic moment. It is a very nice feature indeed.
In conclusion- If you looking for a handsome timepiece for work or play, this Casio will fit the bill perfectly. It is stylish and sexy and will set you back the price of a night out at the movies. Go ahead and buy this beauty. For the money, there is no way that you can go wrong.