Hello, I am interested in possibly purchasing a vintage watch for my dad for father's day. I wondered if there are any hard and fast rules I should consider first? Dad wore the same watch for 35 years before it met an unfortunate end, and now he complains about its many replacements. (Too showy, or uncomfortable bands that pull out arm hair or slide around) Three separate watch dealers wouldn't touch his old Timex (he accidently smashed it with a hammer). He wouldn't ever think of wearing anything that made a status statement (like a Rolex, Cartier, etc.), and he's not into gadgets or "survival" watches. The most he'd want is something that has a built-in compass. So, I suppose I'm looking for these attributes: Modest, comfort, quality. And no glitter (gems or gold). Any suggestions will be welcomed and appreciated.