My wife doesn't really "get" the collecting thing, but I recently told her that since watches were important to me, I'd like to see her wearing a nice piece. She seemed to take to this approach, and we had some dialog about what she likes over the course of the last couple of months. It became clear early on that vintage pieces was what interested her. I was (still am) intimidated by that, but after a LOT of looking, and showing pictures to her to learn her tastes, I picked up this Deco era Bulova and feel pretty good about it.
The condition is quite nice, and the style is completely her taste. Of the 100 or so watches I ran past her, two patterns emerged. She uniformly enjoyed rectangular watches with dials that have an inner track, and went nuts for nearly every watch that had engravings. This hits both in spades. I love the spun dial as well. The original matching bracelet (I hope it fits - it's going to be close) and box complete the package. She has not seen this particular watch yet and I am so excited to give it to her! Enough rambling - here are the pics: