The watch works well; the finish is great. The band is easily resized and held together with removable pins. I'll update with setting/ reading information once I receive the manual. Overall well-made; good-looking and a good value.
I never received the manual even though I had a ticket open for a related issue from this order and requested one there :-(. There was another question about this watch which included a link for an unrelated instruction sheet and was kind of helpful.
How to read this watch: The vertical lines indicate the hours/ month by one. The diagonal lines read as follows: The first three columns indicate minutes by five to fifty-five/ date by five to thirty (each bar equals five minutes/ days). The fourth cilumn indicates minutes by one to four/ date by one to four (each bar equals one minute/ day.
How to set this watch: This watch uses a ballpoint pen type adjustment button; I used a mechanical pencil for more accuracy. Just follow the reading information while in the setting mode and set to the desired time/ date; depress the adjustment button to cycle through all of the setting modes.
I hope this info is helpful for those having trouble with this watch. Once set it works well.