Absolutely agree and neither have I hinted, implied or suggested reliance on technology as a primary tool. Also if you don't know your job and/or basic fieldcraft then you would not fully understand how to use the technology anyway.
ABC watches can be an aid- features like sunrise/ sunset and Moon/Tide graphs and a barometer for judging weather can be a help from time to time. I havce never met a soldier who has viewed the technology to make up for lack of job knowledge or fieldcraft- it's almost an illogical position since a professional soldier would not be a professional soldier if they did not know their job and/or did not know fieldcraft.
The features listed at the beginning of the thread can be a great aid. A blackened watch with red backlight is very useful 100% of the time regardless of how good your field craft is. I owned a Traser P6500 for years and an many occasions I was reminded of how my wrist glowed at night
The Barometric feature is usefull 100% of the time regardless of soldering skills- keeping an eye on the cloud conditions, temperature and barometric trend can help predict adverse weather if the weather is or can be an impediment to the mission It's use is not a reflection on whether you know your job or not neither does it substitute any fieldcraft.
I have never seen or known anyone using a compass watch as a primary means of navigation. they are not designed for primary navigation so the suggestion that that function would replace map reading is bizarre to say the least.
Anyway, it would be great to discover if there are any watches that match of beat the Suunto Core.