So, I won't say I'm a major buyer of quartz watches, but I'm not a hater of them either. I know that they are going to be more accurate than any mechanical watch, even the Spring Drive watches Seiko make. And I know they are very easy to own seeing as they basically don't need servicing that can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars; replace the battery and go on about your business. And since quartz doesn't carry the stigma of having to have "watch cred" (except perhaps certain vintage ones that were key to the development of quartz), it doesn't matter much whose name is on the dial.
Every once in a while, I see some that are quite cool, so here are a few of them. (All are $400 or less, much less.)
I ordered one of the Boccia configurable watches for a young person. He chose his own completely crazy (IMO) color combination and loved the idea of getting one that he "designed" himself.
Larsson & Jennings -- Great looking and very elegant - https://www.larssonandjennings.com/
Boccia - titanium, smart looking and you can even configure your own watch design (men's and ladies' watches offered -- multiple pages of styles on their website). They also make jewelry that has a Teno design aesthetic, but made from titanium and costing a bit less - http://teno.com/Boccia-Titanium/Boccia-Watches
All the best.