My dad has always rocked a Seiko of some sort, and lately he won't go for anything but a Seiko kinetic. He lost his old one so his wife got him one of those new beautiful Seiko Kinetics with the Sapphire; gorgeous watch.
He doesn't much care for the automatic thing; I can't see him bothering to maintain it, really.
But my friend, who knows nothing of watches, told me one of his earliest memories is his dad flicking his Omega watch on his wrist when he first put it on. I thought that was cool.
So yeah, what does/did your dad wear? Was he a watch guy? Did he get swept up in the convenience of quartz technology? Something digital, perhaps?