I own the PU black/purple as well as the metal high polish. the pu band is very comfortable and doesnt get all sweaty and stuck to the skin the way a rubber band might. also it feels about half the weight of the metal. i would not recommend an black on black face because it is very hard to read even with the luminous dial. ive seen Bj novak from "the office" wear this watch.(in black/blue) jeremy piven has a gunmetal, and one of the black eyed peas wears the gold/brown. very versitile and a genuine must have from nixon.