It needs to have an alarm, and show the date, and light up in the dark so that I know whether it's worth my while trying to go back to sleep after DD or DS have woken me up. I would prefer it to be rounded rather than square/sharp edged so that I don't take chunks out of the DC (I'm clumsy). Either a leather or plastic strap as I often react to the metal ones. Preferably water resistant (clumsiness again). Not too expensive because I'm a bit tough on watches (did I mention clumsiness?) and generally replace them every couple of years when something breaks.
My last two watches were the same Timex Rush, bought for less than £20 from Asda. I'm trusting MN to save me from watch frumpiness. I'd like to be able to buy it online if possible, I hate trudging round the shops.
Dammit, I like this one better than the one I bought. I have to admit I didn't really consider a BabyG. Partly because the I've linked to is the first one I've ever seen that I don't hate with a passion, but mostly because they have Baby in the name but it's for adults. I don't know why that should bother me so much, but it makes me thing of women who like to infantilise themselves, eg by wearing a Pooh Bear jumper.