On the other hand, maybe you just want a watch. A really, really sturdy watch. Trouble with the Suuntos and others like them is that they aren't that waterproof as they need little openings in the casing for dipsticking temp and barometric pressure, and while they're "water resistant," if you take one diving it will sleep with the fishes.
Here's what I recommend: A St. Moritz Pathfinder Ti Alarm ($120). This is a wonderful watch: Nice-looking analog face; bulletproof titanium case; tough mineral glass bezel; and waterproof to far deeper than you'll want to travel. And, it has an alarm. Not quite as accurate or versatile an alarm as you'll find in a digital watch, but good enough to get you up in the morning. I am wearing a Pathfinder as I write thisit has painted houses, climbed mountains, nailed sheetrock, biked across the Northwest, dug trenches and more, and aside from a new leather band I got four months ago looks as good as the day I bought it. As far as a "general, all-purpose, quality, hard-wearing watch for travelling, hiking, work etc.," goes, this is the one.
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