I'm going overseas in a month, so I have very little money to spend. But I'd like to start my vintage watch collection before I leave. I'd probably only want to spend $30-$50 on the first watch, because every dollar will count when I'm in Asia.
I've seen a few HMT watches on eBay, are they any good? I haven't heard much about them. I'm currently looking at HMT Kanchan, HMT Sonata and HMT Kohinoor. Other than quality, I'd also like to know around when these watches were made, the only info is '1970-1999'.
If the HMT watches aren't what I'm looking for quality or age-wise. Can anyone recommend some decent quality pre-1980 watches? I like conservative, gold-faced watches that look good with a brown leather strap. For example, when I have a bit more to spend I'll be getting a Poljot DeLuxe.