Bought two of these--a light blue face and a brown--and they have been great. I used the blue face one for 3 years, bashing it around, breaking stuck bolts loose, etc... It just stopped keeping good time a few weeks ago. Better than could ever be expected from an auto movement that has been beaten senseless. Since have switched to the brown one, new in box. I intend to take a little better care of this one; so we'll see how long it goes.