I went for the GMT Master II over the submariner (high school graduation gift). Everyone and their dad had a submariner... so I wanted something different. I also don't dive, but I do travel and I actually use the GMT functions on my watch.
Would have LOVED a daytona (being the "driver's watch" but the base models were obviously above my price range at this point).
Although, my luxury time piece, which I still wear from time to time was the Tag Heuer Link Automatic Chronograph. Love the chronograph feature and use it when I wear the watch, and I love the blue face: