I'm thinking of purchasing my first "real" watch and I've gone to several stores and looked at lots of options. My original goal was a square face, stainless band and an automatic but then I came upon these minute repeater watches and I'm a gadget freak and I want one! I know if I was to try to get an automatic minute repeater I was looking into thousands upon thousands of dollars. Actually, if I could get a watch that has a perpetual calender only and being an automatic I would love that too. But for an affordable minute repeater, I've narrowed it down to Jacques Lemans, Invicta, and Bulova. I've been trolling the forums and these watches and it seems like these watches don't have the best of opinion sometimes. I'm leaning towards the JL because, the invicta has a buckle and I hate that and the Bulova it's sapphire. I'm just wondering what your comments would be and what other options do I have?