I am looking to buy my first vintage watch and am looking for some direction. I see I can jump on ebay and spend as much as my wallet can handle, but I don't want to make some rookie mistake. This will actually be a gift to me from my in-laws and they are looking to spend under $200. So, where is a good place to start? It looks like I can get old Gruens, Bulovas, Cymas and more for that budget. I am looking to wade into this thing as I learn more about what I like and what makes an old watch a desirable old watch.
Thanks for looking and I look forward to learning from you veterans.