Hi. Haven't posted in a long time because I didn't want to get distracted from my current watch goal (which I'll get maybe middle/late this year). This place is terrible for saving money.
Anyway I just realized I need a reasonably sturdy Solar/auto-quartz/similar technology watch because when I go on adventures (backpacking here and there) I really don't want to bring my mechanicals and need something more reliable. I usually end up relying on my phone, and that's a bit of a hassle.
1. Solar or some other tech that will require me to never change a battery. Or at least change it maybe twice in my life time.
2. Preferably under 42mm. I know most of these kinds of watches are over 42mm but I have tiny wrists and prefer watches to be around 40mm.
3. Analog. Ana-digi is fine as long as the digi is small and serves a real purpose. No mainly digi.
4. Nothing too garish or crazy, I kinda like things simple. Though I am open to something colorful.
5. More (useful) functions the better? But not to the point that it makes it confusing to look at
6. Budget sub $1000, the cheaper the better
7. I really really don't like bracelets so it either has to come on a rubber/leather or look fine on one
8. Rec me something specific, because I've already looked at a lot of Casios/Gshocks/Seikos/Citizens. Real photos preferred over stock photos
From what I've looked at I like Casio Edifice watches the most (no particular model yet, will update if I find something I might like) and Gshocks the least because they hang awkwardly on my wrist.
If I can't find anything I like I guess I'll just save that money and keep pulling out my phone when I need the time. Thanks for the recs in advance.