Having traveled throughout the entire world in the military, and on regular vacation. I have always owned a travel alarm clock. No matter what side of the globe I was in at the time, I always wanted to know the time elsewhere in a different time zone or region for travel and business reasons. I've always wanted a world time travel alarm clock. I just love this one, especially since its a SEIKO. No questions asked. The really cool thing about this one is the dial indicates the International Dateline. Try being somewhere in the Far East then needing to contact someone in the USA. Thanks again Long Island for your superb selection of products. Marc, you are a Timepiece wizard!