I recently got a new job and I am looking for a new every day watch that I can also wear to work.
My job requires some office time as well as some field work that might cause it to see some bumps and shocks, but it still needs to fit in with business casual attire. This watch will also see some shooting range time and some pool/lake time.
In the past I switched between a Citizen World Cronograph and a solar Casio G Shock depending on what I was doing. However, I have grown to really despise synthetic bands; I find metal bands to be much more comfortable. Plus, I really like the look of a worn stainless band.
My requirements are:
-Metal case and band
-Solar powered, automatic, or at least a very long lasting battery (I don't trust local shops to properly water seal after a battery change, and I do not want to have to send my watch in every year or two)
-Sapphire crystal, or at least something durable and scratch resistant
-Durable and shock resistant
-Water resistant for swimming and water training
-Absolute top budget is 450
I appreciate any suggestions!