I've worn a metal/stainless steel LCD Timex since about 1986 (will share a photo later), and can vouch it takes a licking (not the tongue kind!
) and keeps on ticking. I think I bought it for maybe $30 or so at a JC Penney. It's pretty tarnished, and scratched but aside from a new battery once every few years or so, it's been zero maintenance. The push-button illumination still works, along with the alarm and optional hourly chime.
For some reason, "Twist-o-flex" wrist bands fell out of style and not sure I could replace it now. It's great in that from scrawny 1986 BJ to 220 lb BJ now, the wrist band has always fit comfortably and no need to mess with belt hook-type wrist bands.
And most importantly, on the back, it says, "Assembled in Korea."
Funnier story about the previous Seiko LCD watch I broke (which necessitated buying the Timex). I was wade fishing at a local stream. That Seiko wasn't water proof, so I thought, "Hey, I better stick it in my pocket so I don't accidentally stick my hand in the water with the watch on." Well, my SHIRT pocket might've been a good idea, or a Ziploc bag. Promptly, I waded into nearly waist-deep water, looked down at my pants, to see my poor watch floating in the pocket.
The Seiko had a tiny 2nd screen with LCD animations on it (ringing chime, running stick man in stop watch mode etc.).
My teen niece and nephew tend to disdain watches in favor of using their iPhones for everything. I don't think it makes much sense (to have to whip your smartphone out just to check time), but just stay off my lawn you crazy kids!