I hope this means I have started a new tradition of women giving their fiance's an engagement watch. Get to it HS, inform your newly betrothed that she now owes you the traditional groom's watch (pocket or wrist--it's your choice).
WRT the watch, I think I'm probably going to go with an Omega. I'll get a lot more benefit out of a sportier watch. I also hear they can some pretty tough wear and tear, which is something else I need. I'm thinking about a Speedmaster.