I got our watches for my wife's birthday. Let's see, that was -counts on fingers- coming up on six months since the AW hit the ground. Since then I have worn it every day, never babied it, never washed it off after workouts, mowed the lawn with it, changed oil with it, hit the gym about three times a week. And I must say, my 42 SS looks just about as good as the day it arrived. The sapphire is spotless/scratchless and the stainless is amazingly free of micro abrasions. But of course, some are there. In my whopping sample size of two, I must conclude that this thing is about as tough and resilient as Apple must have wanted it to be. YMMV. Except for these recent battery oddities that have hit some of us (me once) and growing pains in WatchOS, I have never been disappointed in its functionality. Probably because I use the watch mostly to (hold on to your hats) - GET THE TIME! I have completely changed my time tracking habits from pulling the phone out to just checking my watch. The next most used function is notifications of messages, alerts, and emails. Which, I can conveniently notice when I check the time if I happened to miss the taptic notice. You may not realize how cool that functionality is unless you have had it. With WatchOS2 the night stand mode has become a go-to feature whether at home or on the road. After that ... whatever. Third party apps don't really interest me a whole lot, although Dark Sky and workout/running apps are notable exceptions. So, after six months, the watch has lived up to what I thought it would be. I have no intention of selling or babying it. At some point it will be a foot note in the history of wearables. If it hasn't moved on to a friend or kid or gotten smashed during a tragic blimp accident it will probably be sitting in the back of my drawer as I have moved on to version 5, 6, or 7. To my fellow version 1 guinea pigs, I hope your half year anniversary is equally pleasant and memorable.