my daily watch is the Omega Speedmaster Professional.
You might not like Omegas, but this one is different, not gimmicky like the "007" Seamaster, but a true classic in the watch world.
Also, its one of the most durable timepieces out there, with its manual movement and plastic face. (most fine watches are Automatic with Sapphire crystal, which shatters) plastic on the other hand, while prone to scratches, never shatters, and is polishable.
Other option is to go for a used Rolex Submariner (16610), a true classic which needs to explanation.
(note. this watch is no longer $195)