I am new to this forum, and although I have lurked the shadows for a couple of years, I finally just registered and this is my first post. Just to establish an introductory baseline, I do not consider myself a collector by any stretch of the imagination, I am an enthusiast and do have my fair share of miscellaneous watch pile.
I am recently intrigued by the "Bronze Age" in the watch industry and want to be an early adopter. I am not a diver, so not interested in spending several thousand dollars on a "halo" diver watch. The most that my watch will see is the depths of a swimming pool so I want to consider more reasonably priced brands in the <$1500 category.
That being said, I have done some research and shortlisted 5 most viable options for me to pick from.
First, I want your expert opinion on any other makes/brands besides these 5 that I may have missed but must consider, and more importantly which one or two (may need to buy wife a purse if I end up getting 2) of these I should buy and why.
Option 1: Margette Regatterra Bronze ($415) Magrette REGATTARE Bronze just released
Option 2: Olivier ($850 for Swiss ETA or $650 for Miyota) OLIVIER Bronze DIVER
Option 3: Helson ($1299) Helson Bronze Shark Diver Arrives
Option 4: Kevutsmann (Price UNKNOWN) Another bronze dive watch for your consideration
Option 5: Benarus Bronze Morey (SOLD OUT used market ~$1500) Bronze Moray arrived