Never really owned a decent watch and I remember why now... Was really looking into getting a Tissot Tradition (which I believe is 42mm) but my wrists are so G DAMN tiny! I'm STILL thinking about it, though.
Questions for you seasoned vets:
If I were to get a watch with a leather band, where can I take it to get the dual clasps so I don't wear out the leather strap? And how much would a modification like that run me?
Buy a deployant clasp (many retail sources online) and fit it yourself. Be sure to buy the right width for the buckle end of the strap.