Finding a decent automatic watch with both hacking and hand winding abilities is a rarity at this price. However, what truly blew me away is the outstanding quality of finish of this timepiece. The Ray II has a nice heft about it, chunky but not overly cumbersome and although the included metal bracelet is not entirely to my taste, it isn't as offensive as I thought it might be from the pictures. The face, bezel and hands are crisply detailed and the lume is outstanding. I would not hesitate to recommend this watch as it certainly punches well above its weight.