Each to their own I guess. Because the dial is black and the hands are white, the hands stand out in the light even if you just flick or tilt your wrist ever so slightly to check the time. Ive never had any problems with it anyway. Day on the left, date on the right, 24hour clock on the bottom and the smaller dial on the right is for a second time zone. I can understand why it may seem cluttered and has too much going on, but its rather simple compared to some watches that Citizen sell. For instance I mean if you 'Need' the Chronograph feature then fair play to you lol. I feel that my watch has very understated looks.