This Timex Military watch stands out among J. Crew's recent collaborations. It's perfectly balanced, has a nice retro/hip vibe and is both practical, stylish and affordable. The red second hand and 24 hour dial seal the deal. It's also water resistant to 50 meters.
The Timex Military watch is available exclusively at J. Crew online for $150 and (soon, we hear) at the new J. Crew men's concept store (aka the Liquor Store in honor of its previous tenants):