If you're looking for an eccentric watch, you might try the Minorva Jumping Hour watch. It uses the basic, but notably reliable SeaGull ST-6 mechanical movement.This watch is unique in that the hour hand will jump five places at the top of the hour on this model. So, for example, when the watch ticks over from 12:59 to 1:00, the hour hand will suddenly leap down five places to the "1" in the lower right. It's not retrograde movement, but it's certainly eccentric!Don't pay more than about $110 for it, though.
I've been a timepiece collector (mostly watches, with a few other random pieces) since my late teens. Last Christmas my super awesome wife got me one of my dream watches: A Citizen AT0940 Titanium Eco-drive.While I do understand the whole "why do I need a watch when I have my phone" point I would rather look up the time on something that I enjoy looking at, like a nice piece of physical engineering on my wrist.
China is unknown primarily because the government wouldn't grant export rights until the eighties, at which time quartz was going mass-market and destroyed the economy of unprepared Chinese horologists.
A Citizen Eco-Drive will likely be my next daily wear watch, when this one finished wearing out (or I get tired of it). That one has all the features I need and it's nicely styled. The titanium is sweet.
@Thrax what is your opinion on Invicta?