I'm looking at getting a new Tissot Titanium Chronograph, which would be my first "quality" watch (well, coming from someone with a few sub-$150 scraps). I like the flat/matte brushed look. However, I am worried because titanium is said to be softer than stainless steel. A very nice quality watch is just ugly to me once it gains it's share of scratches, and I really want my new watch to stand up to the test of time and last a long while. Appearance is very important to me in that respect, and I want my new baby to be as flawless as possible, even after a few years of frequent use.
What material should I be looking into? Ceramic?
edit: just to be clear, I am looking for these things -
1.) very scratch resistant material
2.) material that is not glossy or shiny
3.) less than $1k price (or better yet, less than $500 if that's even possible...)