I also don't get the super large second hand where all I really need to see is the hours and minutes.
The numbers are a little too 'cool' then they need to be, it's difficult to tell the '4's from the '9's.
but a few deal breakers
1. No everyday alarm, have to set daily... renders the alarm function virtually non-existent
2. The strap smells plastics bad... even after a whole week of vent
3. No date, it's been mentioned many times before, but no date on front screen, just annoying
4. the touch works sometimes, which is adding the problem of having to scroll to date but doesn't quite scroll after a few swipes...
I also love the strange hard to read numbers! Once I got used to them, I felt like a secret agent since no one else could read it.
However, the touch screen functionality is lacking in ease of use!! Great idea, but you really missed the mark on this one, swatch.
Please contact Swatch customer service at 1-866-379-2824 and they can assist you with a strap replacement.
Another little problem is that I tried timing my swiming laps, but the watch go's crazy inside the pool, but overall a cool watch. very happy with the purchase!