My favorite every day watches are my Seiko Black Monster and the featured Seiko SKA427. The latter is said to be 43mm across the bezel, but it plays a lot bigger. Then I noticed the case north to south is a huge 53mm. If you can't the crown, the case, measuring across, is about 49mm.
Why do I like Seiko so much? Simple answer: Bang for your buck.
As an example, today I was at Costco and I saw a Panerai Luminor for about $6,500 and a Breitling Super Avenger for about $4,500. At their price points, these watches were very underwhelming.
Seiko is the right price point for what you're getting.