For the last couple of years, I have lurked in other WUS fora and enjoyed creating an evolving collection that I am proud to call my own - divers, pilots, mods, etc. But, I find my sights now wandering to those horological pieces of yesteryear, which shouldn't be such a surprise given my love of history. Bingo! History and watches...I'm in big trouble.
So I stand before the mountain of knowledge with that stare mentioned above, and simply say, "Hello." I have seen the light, and it is vintage...
I began my quest with the usual sticky reviews, WUS searches and internet exploration. Wow, there's a lot stuff out there. And boy, is it fun! I can't wait to find my first vintage watch, so I'm here not only to say howdy, but also to ask for your thoughts on how I should focus my energy. I'd like to target my birth year as a starting place, 1962, so please suggest what you think are some worthy pieces produced in this year.
FYI, I own several Omegas and have spotted a number of interesting models from this time frame - Speedmaster, Ranchero, Railmaster, Seamaster and Constellation. However, I am open to other thoughts and recommendations. Also, while I realize most vintage cases are less than 40mm, I would prefer something closer to that size. My budget is flexible.
Many thanks in advance!