I'm trying to find a new beater or daily wear watch. I was kind of set on Invicta until after I did some searching and reading on them here. I don't really want to put my money in something like that if I don't have fiull confidence in the brand; and I don't. So far, I have been recommended Seiko, Citizen, and a smaller company called NFW. I'm trying to narrow my search but everytime I gain a little ground something happens and I feel like I must start over again. The watch will be worn pretty much every day. I have a nicer Rolex GMT II with pepsi dial, but I only wear it for special occasions. I'm looking for something of similar build and features, but not the same kind of watch. I don't want another submariner look watch, especially with a red and blue bezel because I already have it. This, as we all know, seems to be the most commonly copied watch stylewise. I don't dive, so a watch that is capable of going 500ft deep isn't a necessity. Seems alot of emphasis is put on dive watches. I would like for it to be water resistant though. Some things I'm looking for--Stainless construction throughout and solid construction throughout (links and all). I don't wan't another watch with "stainless wrapped" links and a potmetal case that is plated. No gold - I don't like yellow gold at all. That has seemed to be kind of a barrier in my search. I'm not really crazy about other colors either, like gunmetal or else. I do like the occasional black watch, but only if it is a stainless that has been plated with some tough form of black that won't wear off easily. -Automatic mechanical movement. I think this is neat, and would prefer it over a battery or quartz watch. In my mind, if I am going to pay the kind of money I'm willing to pay for a watch, I'd like for it to be a mechanical. I want it to be the best I can get for the money though, because I need it to work. It's hard to justify the money for something like this if it will quit a year or two down the road and not be reliable. Losing a little time either way each day is not a huge issue either. -Can be a chronograph. I don't necessarily need this, I'm just interested in it. I have no idea what chronograph really means. All I know is that most watches that have it feature three smaller dials. What those dials do seems to vary from watch to watch. I also like the plain dials just fine, but I like for there to be something of substance there. I like the mother of pearl dials and also the more exotic stuff like meteorite, but I know I probably can't afford it in a better name brand watch. Still doesn't hurt to search for it and maybe find it. -I'm not against buying used. As long as the watch is in decent condition and not showing deep gouge marks from wear / scratches and chips on the crystal, I'm good. Also being a mechaincal, I don't think it would be wise to buy one ten years old...I feel like the movement may start to wear over time. -I don't need an exibition caseback. While neat to look at, I don't have to have it. -I like the GMT stuff because of the 24 hour read. I don't have to have it but I think it's neat.Mainly I'm just looking for comapnies or brands I should look at. I relaize there are a gazillion different watches out there that fit the bill, but I would like to know what my options are before I purchase and regret my decision. Thanks for the help.