The case of the DW-90XX models has quite basic but tough look. Similar cases are also used for Codename cipher (DW-8800). Remarkable are the 4 metal pins around the display. These pins are actually pure decorative. It is a small metal pin places in a hole in the bezel. When the watch is abused for a long time, there is a chance you loose one of these pins, but that does not affect the performance, shock resistance or water resistance. Pretty well for working under the tough conditions of an oil rig is the button protection. The buttons are located in four rounded rectangular tubes on the side of the bezel. Due to this protection, it’s harder to reach the buttons, but to make it easier for you, the buttons are pretty large. There is almost no chance on accidental pushing a button.