I'm looking for an inexpensive everyday watch with specific characteristics:
"white" metal (brushed aluminum, silver, stainless steel)
18mm lug size
Something along the lines of a Timex Weekender or Easy Reader, or in the range of Timex, Casio, Seiko, Invicta, etc.
I know this seems backwards but I got a nice NATO strap as a gift but none of the watches I currently have are appropriate for it. I don't want to spend an arm and a leg on it but I'd like it to be nice enough to be worn to an office job (though mostly invisible under a shirt of jacket sleeve). Not looking for showing bling; looking for classic, timeless, subtle.
I know this is ultra-specific but, if you have any ideas, help a brutha out.
I've been consistently impressed by the Seiko 5 series.
This is an 18mm lug, automatic movement.
Check out Orient watches. Lots of different styles. High quality movement for a reasonable price.
try a vintage Seiko. or spend a bit more and look for vintage Omegas
Nato bands also look best on divers IMO