Please forgive any newbie-ness in this post, I'm 100% new to the world of pocket watches!
I'm getting married next year, and the other half has mentioned about getting me a pocket watch as a wedding gift. I quite like this idea (would maybe prefer a mechanical chrono wrist watch but what I want doesn't seem to exist, at least in our budget!). I love mechanical watches, but I do like to be able to see the mechanisms. This is where it gets a bit tricky...
...I've seen various Chinese and modern pocket watches for sale on the internet that are skeleton watches, very decorated...but cheap looking (to me at least). I think I'd prefer something either a bit better made and less cheap looking, or vintage.
My perfect pocket watch would be something silver (or at least not "gold coloured"). Double Half hunter (or at least not a full hunter - I want to be able to conveniently see things). The problem I've come across in my very limited research is that it seems to me that a lot of the watches with nice movements aren't double hunters. Those that are, seem to have slightly boring backs to the movements. I've seen a lot of quite nicely decorated railroad watch movements, but the backs are more secure for practical purposes.
As such I was wondering if anyone could recommend any particular brands, sellers, "terms" to look for that might be more up my alley in terms of what I am after? Thank you all.