I like to like watches. But I don't know if I could ever commit to just one really nice watch. If I did would maybe be a Omega Speedmaster or Tag Monoco or simple Rolex Daytona if not some weird vintage thing.
My daily up to a few years ago was this Citizen Eco-Drive. Takes a beating and keeps going and never needs batteries. Picked it up in HK for maybe $400 about 15 years ago. Came with both a black leather and black metal band so pretty easy to wear casual and slightly dressier. I wore it for my wedding recently.
I do really dig the Braun watches but they are too tiny for my wrist.
Almost picked up a B&R a few years ago. Didn't. My mom now bought a BR-1 so maybe I'll one day borrow it:)
I love the Ikepods by Newson, but they were pretty pricey. Have you seen they've just recently re-launched on Kickstarter? Not the same quality, but much more affordable.
As a runner however I use daily upa Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire. Full smart watch with tracking, notifications, etc. It's about 5 years old by now, but still lasts almost a week on a charge, sapphire glass doesn't have a single scratch and takes me 100km a week in running no prob. Plus with custom faces, I have a chrono face that looks like a regular watch on the daily.
It also comes with a metal band I sometimes wear for more causal occasions (but impossible to run with as it's crazy heavy). It was over $1000 so hard now to buy a watch I will never use either cheaper or more expensive.
I too was recently looking for a nice new or vintage watch for my wedding, but with everything else going on, never got around to it and couldn't justify spending a few grand on something I wouldn't wear too often...
Love that Brietling, iab.