I was told about this forum by a friend of mine, the same friend who gifted me a used Sieko Monster recently (it's in the shop getting serviced at the moment...I miss it). I've always thought a decent watch was something I'd get eventually but now I see that the cost of a decent watch isn't as high as I had expected.
With this in mind I was thinking of getting my father a watch. Unfortunately he's not all that...tech savy...so the fewer buttons and features the better, otherwise he'll get confused by it like he does the computer...or the VCR. He has always worn what I would call a 'target special' just some quartz cheap watch you can get at any general store (target, meijer, walmart, etc). Given his line of work, he works retail in a hardware store it's really more of a time sink as he prepares to retire, he'd need something a bit durable like a dive or pseudo dive watch. I do not believe he would keep up with a hand wind watch, but I think he would appreciate something that doesn't need batteries. With my limited knowledge of what is out there and what I'd expect for what he would like I was considering something like an eco-drive citizen for him. Something basic with time and date on the face and just the crown to adjust like he is used to for time zone changes or date skips due to short months.
So I'm asking the experts what your opinions are and if this direction makes sense. I have lots of time to think about it since he doesn't retire for a few more years, but I'd like to get it for him sometime before that.