Short story - my dad was frequently asked for his advice (re: watches) and loved playing the "Recommendation" game on line. Oddly, so do I. This morning a just under 30 yo asked me something to supplement his young collection (600 bucks) - all quartz, sport watches. Guy's a nurse and pretty casual.
I tried to steer him to a mechanical diver - no dice. mechanical fleiger - no dice. Mechanical field watch - no dice. He eventually tells me what he really wants is something to wear to fancy parties - gold w/ gold bracelet. I give him the "gold plating wears off, gold bracelets are pretty blingy" speech but try a few anyway - no dice.
In desperation I remember that one of the more recommended, dressy, $500ish, watches around here is the "Cocktail Time". Don't even think the image loaded completely before he's going "Yes! That's it!"
Next week I'm going to suggest he join WUS, until then I'm going to walk around like a genius.