For many years I had a Seiko watch with a two-tone (steel and gold tone), band. I presume that the gold plating was either not real or not of very high quality, but I don't know. I also frequently had a rash on my left wrist that cleared up when I stopped wearing the Seiko and started wearing a titanium watch. Obviously, something in the Seiko band was causing the rash. Has anyone else had a similar problem? I ask because I am looking at some non-titanium watches (Orient stainless steel, mainly) and I don't want to get something that will cause the same problem I had before. (I never got tested to see if I'm allergic to something like nickel. My understanding is that with good quality stainless steel, the nickel is bound into the alloy and doesn't cause problems, in any event). I'd appreciate any thoughts or insights you guys might have. Thanks.