I only use my watch to tell the time. I have a good watch which I bought in Geneva in 1989, and I have a GShock which I wear when sailing, swimming, painting, banging stuff with a hammer and swearing at the nut which I can't quite reach. When it gets to looking a bit scruffy, I use an old toothbrush and the Colgate to clean it. It was a present to me 5 years ago and it's a beaut.
As an aesthetically better, but not best, watch I have a Sector stainless steel
watch which I bought in a second hand shop in Japan
. Cost $20..never misses a beat and it's bomb proof.
I think good, rugged, reliable watches can be bought for $50-$100. But if you want one which is a chronographic version of an iPhone
, you'll pay plenty.
I wonder how many people truly use the various features of a 'feaqture packed' watch and how many, like me, merely want to know the time.
BTW...My first horror film was The Blob which I saw when I was about 8 or 9 in the 50s. Frightened the crap out of me!