I know this has probably been discussed to death and I am not going to go into specific details about which specific watches I am speaking of because there are many examples. The issue is when considering a purchase I get so torn between functionality and style. Which complications and functions are important for me--- versus the stylish appeal of a watch that has my look but not my functions. I could argue that I can use my iphone for these other functions but then by extrapolation I could argue I do not even need a time function..
So when making a costly purchase--- which is more important.. style vs function vs compromise (most functions and decent if not favorite style).
In terms of functions on a mechanical watch-- I like to have power reserve indicator regardless if automatic vs hand wind, chrono, date, second time zone (since i travel)... Hard to find all on something I really like to look at.