Since we are a watch site, I thought I would point you toward a couple of Everyday Carry posts with watches that I like, and affordable watches to boot. First up is this post from a commercial photographer. The watch is a common recommendation for people just starting to explore mechanical and automatic watches, the Orient Bambino. The watch is mated to a nice 21mm NATO strap.
Next up is a monochromatic EDC that pairs stainless and titanium metal parts with black nylon. The watch here is a Sinn 556i, this time on a premium NATO strap from Crown&Buckle.