I own a Awiss Army 24hr Infintry Watch that retailed for $499.00 (found it on Amazon at a Texas Jeweler for $260) It's a self winding automatic movement, but you can wind it manually. No battery. It self winds as long as you wear it and there is arm movement. If you let it sit 2 days it stops.
I bought the Swiss Army because I got tired wearing cheap, plastic / rubber Chinese watches that the batteries kept dying on. Lights / LED readouts dimming or failing and mode buttons that did nothing when you pressed them..
I also have a 1950 Hampden watch mom gave dad before he went into the Korean war in 1950. Its a wind up watch, no day / date. I just had the dial restored - case & band polished, face repainted, new numbers, word, lines, hands painted or polished. Crystal looked shot but they ground & polished it to like new condition. Well worth it to me to spend the $180.00 for this service..
And yes I like to show it off while wearing a gold bracelet on the other wrist.
I just bought the Timex T20461 at K-Marts Going Out of Business sale.....1/2 off. We'll see how long the 10 year battery lasts in this one..