As someone who has (too) many watches across the price spectrum, I wanted to try a test. Lately I have been admiring simple watches that don't have a wealth of features yet have certain design elements: numbers present on the dial, good contrast, a second hand, date, and a "military/pilot" look.
I have been looking around at the usual suspects, and I expect someday I will buy one of the more authentic and expensive representatives in this category. I have never owed a Quartz analog. Add the fact that I love the ability of Atomic-G-Shocks to sync and keep "perfect" time. So here is my interim-value solution. Marry an attractive $29 waveceptor with a NATO (18mm) band. The result is fine for me. Granted the face size seems very small compared to most watches in my collection. Still, I like the band and the combo. We'll see how well it works into my rotation.