I really enjoy the style and legibility of the pilot watch genre. The two below are off the beaten path options. The Zenith Doublematic offers pilot styling with alarm, world timer, chronograph, and large date complications. The IWC Big Pilot Top Gun Miramar offers a unique colorway pilot style with
I soldered motor leads, resistors, battery cells, etc when I was in grade school. Sad story: I was at a friends house soldering with a pen and the pen was on the stand between tasks. His parakeet fancied the nice perch. Poor thing was screetching and flying around the roof with burnt tootsies.