So I asked for advice a few days ago ( https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/noo...ch-497065.html ) and am still looking around.
I'm still researching things and looking at auction sites, but various things have led me to watches from the 50's and 60's with American made movements, and I'm pretty much zeroing in on Bulova and Elgin.
The most appealing to me in this category are the automatics, and I've briefly looked into alarm watches. In general, are these going to be more costly to service? If I were to buy a two running watches, one a manual and one an auto, and have them both cleaned and lubed, how will the maintenance/repair costs differ? Thanks.