I really hope I'm not breaking any forum rules with this post, but after registering on this site and browsing these forums for the last week and half, I've concluded that I'm ever more confused than I was before I started.
I'm looking for a new watch and budget is definitely a concern. I'ld like to stay as low cost as possible, but am prepared to go about $300 or so. What I'm looking for is a functional watch, not just a timepiece. The 1 thing I will not waver on is the water resistance capability. The watch has to be at least 100m resistant, preferably 200m. I would like it to include as many tools as possible (compass, altimeter, barometer, thermometer, and just about any other blahblahmeter there can be), but I also know that I'm asking for a lot of options on not too much money. I understand that I won't find exactly everything I'm looking for, but the more I can get include the happier I will be (obviously).
We are planning a 7 day Disney cruise, followed by a 5 day stay at Disney world in January of 2013. So along with the above criteria, it has to be both tough enough that I won't have to worry about it getting ruined during the trip and at the same time, it should look nice enough that I can wear it during the more adult portions of the trip and not worry about looking like I've got a toy on my wrist.
Additionally, there is a retailer close enough that I can order online and pickup in store, thereby avoiding shipping costs, that is having a sale this weekend and has a 12% coupon off as well. That means I could order it online, save shipping by opting for in store pickup, and get reimbursed for my sales tax with an extra 3-3.5% back, so I am on somewhat of a time crunch.
I'm posting on the G-Shock forums, because I think that is going to be my best bet for what I'm looking for. However, I'm not opposed to buying something else, if that would help me fill my want list.
I appreciate any suggestions you might be able to provide, and thank you for your time in reading and hopefully responding to my post.