the thing on your wrist should be mechanical and made in Switzerland or you'll never get either a girlfriend or a job.
Now that's just bullshit.
Yes, an elegant watch is a smart move to behave like an adult, trying to check the time on your phone when you're sitting down at a dinner or conference table is just made of fail
No, your life won't completely suck if it's digital or made in Japan. It's no longer the 1980's, even bloody Casio makes dress watches. While some of them are still butt-ugly, this one does the trick and it's only $50.
Personally I went for this pretty little number. Elegant enough to wear in public without embarrassing your wife, girlfriend or CEO but cheap enough so that when it breaks or gets lost I won't even flinch. (It actually did get lost, inside a couch for eight months, still had the right time when I found it if that had been a Swiss watch I'd have been in deep fecal matter.)