Bassfishindoc, I would urge you to give the Luminox watches another look, unless price is the ultimate issue. The "plastic" case you mentioned is actually a poly-resin that is tough as nails, and lightweight, to boot. Much like a polymer-framed handgun.
I've been wearing a Luminox 3901 SEAL model for 5 years, and I have never
worn a better, more dependable watch. It keeps perfect time, is waterproof down to 200 meters, and you can see it in the dark. REALLY see it in the dark, since the tritium glows 24/7 for about 20 years.
I have NO affiliation with Luminox, other than I own one. But I learned a long
time ago, as a combat rifle Marine in Vietnam, that knowing what time it is can sometimes be a matter of life or death, literally. And I have found the Luminox to be a watch I can trust. And did I mention it glows in the dark?
That's actually the reason I bought mine. When I wake up at two or three in the morning I want to know what time it is. A glance at my wrist is all it takes.