I'm very new to using forums, so if I am posting incorrectly, please correct me.
I am a 19 year old college student looking to invest in a watch that I can wear and enjoy for a long time.
I have always admired fine watches, but I have never really been able to afford one. Now that I have been able to save some money, I am looking to use some of it to invest in a watch that I can use for years, and maybe one day even pass on to a loved one. I have worked hard for every dollar I have, so I am looking to get as much watch as I can for the money.
I would like to spend less than $2,000 - but under $1500 would be even better.
I really like Omega watches, but I don't want to limit myself to those alone. I have looked a lot at used speedmasters, but I am not sure if that is the best idea for me. I love the look and history of speedys, but I also like Tag and Breitling watches.
I love mechanical watches, but I don't know if I can afford the maintenance/repairs associated with that type of movement.
So basically I am looking for something that is:
Under $2,000, ideally under $1,500
A timeless design, preferably a black dial, sport watch that could look as good with a white tee as with a dress shirt
A respected name among enthusiasts
Mechanical or Quartz movement? I'm afraid of expensive repairs
A watch that isn't going to depreciate 50% the second I put it on my wrist (why I am interested in buying used)
What kind of watch do you think I should look at? Grey market or certified retailer? Does a watch like this even exist?
edit: Preferably a Chronograph, Arabic numbers, stainless strap,