Hello, I have a similar question to Annabelís previous one. Iím looking for a watch as a gift for my boyfriend and would really appreciate a little guidance!
Iíd like to find preferably a 1960s dress watch (though have liked some 50s and early 70s ones). He has previously owned watches but they were stolen so he has none. Heís definitely not an expert (especially compared to some of you!) but is clear about his tastes - I know he likes Rolex and Omega of course - he had a Mickey Mouse Rolex, thatís the only one I can remember him telling me about! And he likes rose gold... I have been inclined towards a seamaster but with my budget of max £500 I feel like a nice one might be a bit out of my league :| the ones I see in my price range are mostly in India or Bulgaria, which makes me nervous. (Should I generally avoid Japanese sellers too?)
I like Seiko but feel itís a bit of a gamble as have a feeling that they could be a bit marmite-y and donít know where he sits on that front. So Iím mostly focussed on Swiss, and have liked a couple of Glashuttes. My favourite has been a 50s Buren Grand Prix on eBay for £95 but not sure heíd be keen (maybe should buy it for myself!). And a beautiful military seamaster from birthyearwatches, which is right at the top of my budget but I worry itís too flashy.
Sooo, do you know of a place in London where I could go and look at some? Or any advice on names to be looking at? I feel like Iím drowning in watch watchlists! Sorry for the rambling post. And thank you very very much in advance.