A disadvantage is that the date needs to be advanced manually after every month that has fewer than 31 days. This can be a bit of a chore, and if you forget to advance the date it will be running 1 day behind. If you do not need the date feature you might consider getting a model that does not have it.
1) Nice, comfortable leather band
2) Easy to read numbers - having them glow in the dark is a perk too
3) date function - I like having this on my watches
4) It's a Swatch! - What more can I say?
5) Professional looking enough for the office - no bold colors or wild designs