Hi all,I've always been a watch lover but only recently discovered the world of watch geekery. I've read a lot of posts on your forum, and you guys seem like a decent group of people. Please excuse me if I make any noob mistakes when asking these questions. Background: I have a really petite wrist. I love big watches, esp military ones. I'm not crazy about multiple subdials but I love internal rotating bezels (helps me with time management.) I have a job that requires me to wash my hands (sometimes including my watch) frequently. I remove and put on my watch several times a day. Previously owned: a Quartz seiko diver, a couple of Quartz Tags (movement needed to be replaced after <5 yrs!), Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 2 with bracelet (I loved this watch--it was stolen!) I have several vintage swatches. Currently wearing a Wenger chrono, which I'm not crazy about. Dream watch: I used to want a Breitling really bad. Now I would love to have a Hamilton Takeoff. I've always wanted a Hamilton. This one remains out of reach for now. 1. I'm finally in a position to be able to buy a Hamilton. I'm looking at the Pilot Pioneer Aluminum in blue. I've read a lot of concern about the durability of the aluminum, even though anodized. Does anyone know of any that has seen some wear time? I'd really like to know how it holds up. 2. The watch comes on a NATO. I think that should be okay for washing several times a day. My current watch has a leather strap with buckle. I think it's kinda a pain to buckle and re-buckle. This might be a stupid question, but is it possible to add a deployant to the Hamilton NATO strap? If so, any recommendations?3. Given my preferences (military, numbers, internal rotating bezel, limited subdials (but I do like date indicators)), are there another models you guys recommend I look at? I'd like to spend under USD1000. Thank you guys so much!