I've been testing out a two categories of quartz approach to compliment my daily automatic - a tough no nonsense watch and a fun quirky watch - I don't have pics - stock picks instead:
GShock Mudman - In my opinion a Gshock is the ultimate back up, heck, ultimate every day if you want it to be.
I squiggle lines for things with doors and windows for a living and I'm an admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright's work, so my other quartz is a fun piece for occasional wear by Bulova:
I'm a bigger space nerd than architecture nerd, so I concur with the Bulova moon watch suggestions. I had one but just couldn't get on with it. The width was OK, but it it just seemed awkward on my wrist. I keep looking at it as a re-buy but then remind myself I didn't like how it wore.
And IMO it would be a gross oversight for any affordable collection to lack a Casio AE-1200WH aka Casio Royale: (not my photo)
I love every aspect of that watch and it was $11 at Walmart. The size is perfect, retro vibes, sweet orange backlight, world time, alarms, extremely legible, lightweight. Dollar for dollar it has to be my favorite value watch of all time.
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