It's a nice looking, durable watch, but has some major drawbacks.
1. It's huge and heavy. I knew the circumference of face would be rather large, but I expected it to be much thiner. The watch face protrudes so far that it makes it cumbersome to use the watch while wearing a jacket or even many long sleeved shirts.
2. The compass is horribly inaccurate. I use analog compass' all the time and know how sensitive they can be to pitch and tilt, but this one is simply worthless. Maybe mine is a dud?
3. No backlight or illumination of any kind. I should have paid more attention to how Backcountry.com classifies illumination because when I saw there was no backlight I assumed the hands would have some sort of luminescence, but alas there is none.