The last watch I got was a ridiculously expensive wristwatch that my son bought me in 2006 for Christmas. I usually only wear it on special occasions, and it still looks and works like new--have only done battery changes. If a wristwatch is not to your liking, maybe a pocket watch with a chain? I have found that a wristwatch is sometimes hard for me to read (depending on the light) especially if I'm not wearing my reading glasses. With a pocket watch, you have more flexibility as to the distance to your eyes. With the chain, if you drop it (especially while fishing) it won't become a casualty.
Just my .02 worth.