I have been pondering this a bit as I continue my watch journey. Most of our watches will be practical to a degree. Sure you might geek out at the idea of your watch being worn on the moon, a movie, or just used to dive. Those are still just cool everyday watches. But then there are the really geeky things. Tourbillon movements, skeletons, or other just quarky things really only a watch lover would be interested in. That said these are often super expensive so it had me thinking more about some more "affordable" examples.
Anyway figured I'd ask others about some of the more affordable watches (ideally under 5k, but clearly if it's a really special addition there's a level of being reasonable) that really are for the watch geeks.
More affordable example of a tourbillon - sure complete impractical given servicing, but so cool!
Skeleton - I know a bit polarizing for some here, but I think to really enjoy these you have to be a bit of a watch nerd. Tissot does this with enough work that it's interesting.
Quartz - High Accuracy. Now this *might* be breaking the theme with the price being rather high for a quartz, but under 5k is still obtainable for normal watch geeks.
But why did I really post that lovely quartz watch with a near 5k sticker?
Oh yeah a quartz with a display case back!