Now that's a gorgeous watch. The only thing I'd change is swap out the leather band for a stainless steel band. That watch would be mine if only it didn't cost freaking $5650.00 bones!!!!
It looks cartoonishly macho, to be honest. Arnold Schwartzenegger rather than Steve McQueen.
If you'd like an affordable mechanical watch, I recommend Japanese. Orient makes great quality mechanical watches that are done in-house, and the trusty Seiko 5 is always a great choice. There are some dark horse candidates from New Zealand in the form of Magrette, which uses nice Miyota (Citizen) movements or an US company that makes their watches in Switzerland called Xetum.
Seconding the Seiko 5. Look for the SKX series if you want a watch that is seriously tough rather than only looking the part. The Seiko 5 are automatic watches -- no batteries, and the spring stays tensioned by reacting to your arm movements so you don't have to wind it yourself every morning. The watch will stop working if you put it on the shelf for a day, so it's not as convenient as a battery powered watch. Seiko also makes some solar-powered watches that don't look like they are. Allegedly the battery never needs replacing. I'm not as fond of their appearances, though -- a little too old-fashioned and boring.
Luminox also makes nice watches inspired by military designs without making you look like a survivalist, and lately I've been eyeing the watches Braun has designed. In both cases they probably use low-midrange Omega mechanisms, but the Brauns in particular look incredibly handsome.
Lately I've been thinking about getting a Bulova Accutron Spaceview. I have a weakness for skeleton watches, and the Spaceview is a design that managed to be both a classic and sui generis. They haven't been made in 40 years, though, so it'll be a little tricky to get one in both good condition and at sub-collector's prices.
Edited by ardgedee - 12/16/12 at 4:28am