At that price point (less than $250 in most instances that I've seen), Emporio Armani watches are perfectly stylish and functional. Â To the extent that it's important to you, the name arguably offers a bit more cache than, say, Fossil. As to the leather band, go for it. Â It's a bit less "rugged" than most stainless steel bands, but more elegant. Â If you prefer brown, that works, too. Â My preference in leather bands is black, as I think it's more versatile, but consider what else you wear on a daily basis: Â if, for example, you usually wear brown shoes/belt rather than black, the brown watchband makes better sense.