I have been lurking for a bit and just now registered. A little over two years ago I promised to buy a long-term watch when my graduate studies complete, which will happen this summer. I have been looking for the perfect watch for me, but so far have only been able to articulate what I want in a watch. Ironically, price does not factor much into the decision. So let me pick your brain a little.
What I am looking for:
- Analog (digital insets may be ok)
- Silver or gray bracelet and case (no gold accents or black)
- Attractive (I know this is subjective)
- Rather durable and hard to kill
- Second hand
- Perpetual calendar
- Simultaneous display of day of week and date of month (bonus points if month is also displayed)
- Stopwatch / chronograph
- One or more countdown timers
- One or more alarms
- Self charging (solar, kinetic or other)
- Power reserve indicator
- Self setting (atomic, GPS, bluetooth, wifi, or even magic pixie dust -- it doesn't matter)
- Thinner is better
- Probably prefer titanium to steel
- Sapphire crystal
- Water resistant to 200 meters (although 100 is probably sufficient)
- Handle multiple timezones
Pretty much, all I want is an attractive (no bling), durable, zero-maintenance analog bracelet watch with a backlight and a second hand. I can find a grand total of zero watches which can do the job. Probably, I am just not looking in the right places. So far I have found a few candidates but they are all lacking in some way.
The Citizen AT4010-50E had my eye.
Citizen AT4010-50E Review
But it lacks a backlight.
The Casio MTG-1500 looks good.
Casio G-Shock MTG-1500-1AJF Watch Review - Reviewboard Magazine
But it has plastic all over and brags too much on the bezel. It also lacks a second hand.
Is there a decent watch out there which can do the job? I figured I would start with a table of movements and features, but even that is becoming difficult to find.
Any and all advice appreciated.