I've been doing a lot of research and reading the forums recently and finally decided to make an account to hopefully get some advice/guidance so please bear with me if some of my questions come off as uninformed.
For some background, I am 25 and just started my first job out of college about a year ago. I just found out that I will be getting a gift from my company for my performance and have decided to go with a nice watch to commemorate the event and also to serve as my first nice watch. I'm hoping to find something I can wear every day while working (in a suit) as well as on the weekends for more casual dinner/date occasions that will cost around $1k.
I know that I want something gold but also something not too flashy. With my limited research I've found a gold plated emporio-armani watch that I really like but I dont like the idea of gold-plated and from what I've read it may not be the best option. I've also been looking at some vintage Omega Seamasters in with Solid gold cases (I like a gold band which these dont have but I figured that was something that could be added).
I'd like to hear opinions from the experts on what direction I should head or where I should look to find something that will work well for my tastes keeping in mind the $1k budget.