I am looking for some advice on what I should get for my first proper watch:
I am after something that will do me 2-3 years and then I can hopefully trade in to step up to something like an Omega Seamaster 300m. My eventual goal is the Planet Ocean 220950 which I have already had my eye on for a few years, but it is still far out of my price range at the minute, but it wll hopefully give an idea as to the style I am looking for. I would also prefer an automatic, but I dont really have solid reasoning for this. I intend this to be a 'stepping-stone' to bigger things in the not too distant future.
My budget is £200-£300 (~$500 I reckon). Is there going to be anything in this price range that will be worthwhile trading in in a few years, new or second hand?
Another issue is size. I currently have a cheap Zeitner (I was young and foolish) which size is about perfect for my small wrist, and was said to be 38mm, so something similar is what I am looking for.
I wear a watch every day pretty much all day, so robustness is very important too. Finally, I want a steel braclet.
The Rotary 300B is the only thing I have found so far which seems to meet my requirements, but Im not totally convinced on resell value or indeed its appearence.
So, can anyone recommend either new or second hand watches that would match as many of the above points as possible? Advice is much appreciated.