Summary: For the past three years, i've wanted this watch, and now I have finally purchased it. After looking over the other Swiss Raid watches, (Green and orange) I decided to go with white because it appealed to me the most as being very striking and unique. Couple that with the fact that it's the Patagonian Expedition watch, and you get the best of both worlds. To me the watch screams military, adventurous, outdoors etc.
Summary: I ordered this watch about two weeks ago and am enjoying it. It looks great with casual and dressy clothing, which is what I wanted. It's substantial and reminds you that you're wearing something on your wrist. The other reviewers are correct in saying that it attracts dust and other particles. With a black band, this is kind of annoying because the dust is visible. However, this is my only problem and it's easily remedied by a quick splash of water.
Summary: I would agree with the other posters as far as quality and watch construction, it's good and solid. The poster who talked about dust clinging to the band was dead on. I received my watch yesterday, love the look and feel but the band collects dust, fuzz and other fine particles like crazy and it's a little annoying. I'm sure if I run it under water it will be perfectly clean again but it won't stay that way very long. Other than that I love the watch.
Summary: Received this watch a couple weeks ago. I mainly wear as a casual-sport watch. And I got it at a pretty nice price -just around 200..IT's heavy and well built, very sturdy in feel and appearance. It's big, but not unreasonably so as to draw unwanted or unecessary attention to it. The band is a fairly thick, durable silicone and works ok with this watch.
Summary: Awesome watch. Pros: Looks fashionable, always get compliments from people, can wear it swimming, running, snowboarding, etc. Cons: the band is constantly dirtied by random little fibers and dust-like particles. Overall, I'd recommend it to a friend. I bought two for my brothers, they love them.
Summary: After a years wear and use of this watch, I have come back to update this review, and am raising the rating from 3 to 4 stars. Overall it is very well built and a good product, and it keeps excellent time. It is a fairly heavy watch - you know you are wearing it; it is just a bit too fussy / cluttered in the watch face which can make reading it difficult at times (especially in low light). It has proved to be a great watch, very sturdy and well made.
Summary: I trawled through hundreds of watches & this one really stood out. In the flesh it's every bit as good as I expected. The watch feels reassuringly heavy, but is very comfortable to wear with its thick silicone strap. The white detail really stands out against the matt black finish. The black strap seems to collect dust particles and occasionally needs a wipe, but I can cope with that for this beautiful timepiece.