I want to visit some antique shops around the city to find a good vintage watch. I don't know a lot about watches, so please go easy.
This forum was the first place I even heard about Omega and Patek. My parents loved Seiko, and has always bought Seikos. I want to be a bit different and get a good vintage with quality. Being an avid user of reddit.com, I've come across their "thrift store guide" which lists the higher brands that I should look for if I'm getting anything used, just because the brand is trustworthy and synonymous with quality.
I've come across a couple of Longines for cheap at the auction I was attending, but I knew nil about them, so I didn't even budge. So I'm requesting some inputs to create a list I could follow myself. Right now, I'm only looking out for Omega, Hamilton or Mido watches. What are some big names easily found in a vintage collection?