Can anyone think of a good watch that fits this description? I'd prefer something METAL, even base metal would be fine. And I think it might be better if the crystal was acrylic.
THICK acrylic of course. :)
I think the vintage everyday (dressier) watches of the 60's and 70's probably were designed that way because men wanted lighter watches. Right now Vostok is the only one that fits that description but the Amphibian has an even sturdier case.
The only thing lacking is the crystal is not quite as protected. But I assume that would require more metal to protect the bezel better?
It's almost ideal though, because the acrylic is so easy to repair if scuffed.
One of the best plastic analog watches I ever had was the Casio Forester. It had the good protected acrylic crystal, and it just looked good. No moving bezels. I used to get compliments.
But there was something about it that I didn't like. Maybe it had a short battery life. That was the one flaw. Otherwise it looked great.
So, does anyone understand what I'm looking for? Are there any other affordables that could fit into this design? Is there a design that just hasn't been made yet?
(Obviously there are already plenty of plastic digitals that fit. Which is why I usually end up wearing digital.)