That's an awfully bold statement without any sort of reasoning to follow it. Do you care to elaborate? I'm very curious to hear the opposition as it's very unusual to hear that B&M watches aren't worth the price. 90% of watch connaisseurs (or anyone that knows anything about timepieces) would agree with me when I say that it's a great starter watch. For the record, I have a Baume et Mercier Capeland S in my collection. You get a hell of a lot for the value and it's one of the best starter watches out there. First of all, B&M is owned by the Ritchmond Group which also owns Mont Blanc, Cartier, etc. It's not a cheap watch nor does it have a cheap name/reputation. Larger 41.5mm Face Automatic ETA / Valjoux movement-For the record, the same movement they put in B&Ms they also put in Breitlings. Saphire Crystal Screw down signed crown The signed deployant strap and bracelet I own are well made and have held up to abuse.