I received my Mondaine yesterday, and I was very pleased with the watch. The presentation was nicely packaged with an insert explaining the history. The watch is a little on the lighter side, seeming you are used to heavier metal banded chronograph watches, but for its weight it still feels well built and made. My battery did come in working order with the correct time and date set. The band is comfortable, no complaints, though I may have a custom leather band made after wearing it a few times. Maybe something a little darker. Overall great timepiece, nothing I would go camping with, but it does look good with a suit! Cheers.