I had a beautiful watch - Elgin brand. I love it and it has sentimental value as it was hubby's gift to me on my birthday before we got engaged. It was beautiful. Then, after few years, it stopped working but I still kept it because of its sentimental value.
I have never bought an expensive watch anymore. I just bought those $10 or below watch just so I have a watch to look up the time. I really didn't care much about having a more reliable watch until I saw some beautiful designs of citizen watches. I think that they are durable and of high quality. I am thinking of buying one as a gift for myself.