Hello vintage experts and thank you for reading and for your forthcoming thoughts/suggestions. I have started my path down collecting and wearing some pieces I really like. I have 4-5 weddings to go to in the coming months so the time has come to purchase a dress watch to wear with my suits. To that end I have decided that I want this dress piece to be vintage. From what I have gathered it would seem my best options top purchase such pieces would be ebay and possibly watchrecon. I am looking for your help and guidance here as although I have started looking at a lot of pieces, I understand that are people far more educated in the vintage than I. So here is what I am looking for:
I am very much leaning towards Omega (perhaps seamaster or constellation) or a Longines.
I want silver case as I am not too fond of gold
I know I can change bands but would like something authentic to the time either brown leather or bracelet I am guessing
I know the vintage pieces generally have a smaller case size but I am a slightly larger guy so I would like the largest case size I can get
I would say I would be in the budget range of 500-1000 for this piece
I am open to automatic or hand wind
Along with any suggestions you have I would also love to hear of any sources for purchase that might be good as well. Also, with Ebay should I try and stick with US sellers mostly or does that not really matter?
Thanks so much everyone....
From an aesthetic standpoint for reference this would be similar to a color scheme I would be interested in....