I have the same issue haha, I want to benefits of a smartwatch like the connectivity, tracking and on my particular one a flashlight, but I also love the looks, longevity, presence and the engineering of a traditional watch. I think its crazy how there are so many moving parts in a watch and the tiniest about of energy in a spring can keep it going for so long. That is why I do want to get my first mechanical watch someday, I'm just looking for the perfect one for me.
I too use to have an Apple watch but have switched over to Garmin because it was a bit too connected and too high maintenance. I didn't like charging it every night, the durability and didn't need to call on my wrist. Thats where I think Garmin is better for me, I can get a month of battery life, still receive quick notifications, find my phone support and it much more rugged.
I can't tell you which watch brand is the best because everyone will like different things but for my uses, I love my Garmin and also love learning about other watches.