I was thinking of getting into pocket watches and I was reading through the threads on this forum and the general consensus there seems to be that you can get a whole lot more for your money on vintage rather than try to buy something new. Either it will be crap or it will be really expensive for what you receive. The problem with that approach is two-fold. I don't know enough about vintage to not get screwed over on any deal and I don't have any experience with any watchmaker in my area (Greater Toronto Area) that can restore or service a vintage pocket watch. That kind of makes me just want to stick with new modern brands like Tissot or Longines even though there are potentially better buys out there. How did everyone else get over this initial hurdle?