I absolutely hated the strap that came with this but loved the face. A lot of people love the original strap so possibly I got the cheaper version of that with this AMW-330. I've no problem with any of my g-shock straps it was this particular Casio band that I thought sucked hard. I ordered a wannabe nato which attached to the pins of my wannabe diver but it still didn't look right. I decided it looked like what it is, a wannabe nato strap. I got this in the mail today and I am finally content. The face caught my eye, bought two straps, and I'll rarely wear it but I also was curious what the nato thing was all about. This was still a cheap trial for what may become an expensive purchase some day. In my opinion the watch looks so much better even though it is yet to be broken in.