I'm looking to get a new watch for around £300 (about 400 euros). I'm mainly set on Omega or Longines. Even though my fav is a Constellation pie pan I doubt my budget will be enough for something like that.
I am thinking a Seamaster or the classic Conquest is a more realistic desire. Would my budget be enough for a good condition one? Unfortunately I got no experience in any of the brands as my collection consists mainly Roamer, Certina and Bulova.
Anybody could recommend me a trusted seller in UK, or even Europe, as ebay seems more like a gamble nowadays.
I don't really have a preference other than steel over gold plated. Are manual mechanisms more reliable than automatics? I've seen a lot of Omegas where the motor comes in contact with the case.