I recently had the idea of putting together* a watch as a present for someone. I have no experience whatsoever in this field but I really want to attempt it. *By putting together I mean getting the movement, case, straps and assembling them.
I'm researching on movements now and I have some problems. First of all I couldn't find a reliable supplier for a lot of brands of movements. Esslinger.com and ofrei.com were good but choices were limited. Are there any sites that sell a lot more movements and ships worldwide?
I'm also very attracted towards skeleton movements. I think they look awesome. But the problem is that they are a bit rare. Miyota 8N24 looks good but also too complicated. Piaget movements are amazing but I couldn't find a seller and they look expensive and might not fit in normal cases. Also are there any skeleton-quartz watches?
My budget is around $300.