I have always used a Silva Ranger Compass, except when given a higher specification as a present, and find them adequate for my needs - not too expensive to replace when I lose them!
Silva Ranger Compass - DofE New and Improved
The compass arrived very promptly and in sleek enough packaging to get through the mailbox. The compass speaks for itself. It is, in my opinion, the best baseplate compass for the money, especially given the sale price, and all one needs as an expedition/hiking compass. It's everything that you would expect from a top of the range Silva compass. A quick browse on youtube will show you how to make use of its many features.