I am new to the watch world and want to take the first step to building a collection. I have about $3k, but would ideally prefer to spend somewhere in the $2-2.5k range.
I'm looking for something to wear everyday, mostly with casual/sport apparel but occasionally with suits. I'm a 25 year old first year lawyer in NYC. Therefore, I'm looking for something with a little sex appeal and style.
My favorite watch is a Panerai, but unfortuantely I lack the means currently. Here are some that I'm looking at:
Omega seamaster black-on-black
Tag Heuer Carrera Automatic
Tag Heuer Monaco blue face
Breitling Superocean black-on-black
Omega seamaster planet ocean
I really like the Monaco but the price is a little steep and I've heard Tags are unreliable. The seamaster is also nice but I hear it's being replaced. I looked at the bond versions, but I am turned off by the 007 branding. The Breitling and the PO are cool but I worry that they are too bulky.
Do you guys have any opinions on the topic? Any watches I'm overlooking?
edit: I'm also looking at the Omega Aqua Terra, but concerned that it might be too dressy for daily use. Thoughts?