Today, I wore a watch that's been off my rotation radar for ages. It's an Invicta, with a good quality Seiko automatic movement, 300m WR, and here's the thing. All it does is tell the time. Now my daily wearer is a GWG1000 which I love. It's big, rugged, and has more bells & whistles than I use, and there in lies my dilemma. I mainly use it to tell the time. When I 1st got it, yes, I use to use the compass daily, in case I got lost at the local shopping mall, and the barometer, in case I needed to know if it was raining outside rather than looking out the window.
Now, don't get me wrong, I know there are plenty of you outdoor types where this kind of functionality is a life saver, but I'm an city slicker, and basically need to know the time. Today was a reminder that my faithful Invicta did that just admirably. I love my G Shocks, but sometimes, there is a place for an item to offer 'singularity of purpose', and telling the time is the single most useful function I desire in a watch.