Over the past few days I have been going back and forth between many different watches, and I feel like I have finally narrowed it down some more.
I'm torn between several watches right now, let me explain what i'm looking for.
First off, It's most important for me to truly like the watch, and not just get it because others like it - of course.
This go around, I want to pick up a really classy watch, something to wear for nice occasions, not as a daily.
The third important characteristic is that its 40-44mm.
The fourth most important thing is that it's an auto (i'd consider a quartz, but it'd have to be very, very nice).
I'm doing all this, and trying to keep a budget of around $1000 or less.
I have always loved Breitlings, but the only one that would fit within my budget would be a used Colt - I really like these. The only downside is that they're 38mm, correct?
Another choice would be an Omega, these watches have a great name, they're classy, and very nice - just like Breitlings. If I went with Omega, the only affordable used watch would be a Seamaster - which I also love. The only reason i'd chose it over the Colt would be because it is 41mm, not 38mm.
The other option would be to go with a Longines Hydroconquest Auto 41mm. The upside to this watch, over the others, is I could have it new for less than $1000. However, how classy is a Longines? Do Longines carry the same name as a Breitling or Omega or is it grouped with the lower-end of nice watches? I just haven't heard much about them till I started research and came upon them - great looking watches, the Hydroconquest looks incredible for the price!
Breitling Colt - 38mm, $$$, classy (and my favorite watch company)
Omega Seamaster - 41mm, $$$, classy
Longines Hydroconquest - 41mm, $$, classy ?
Below are the three watches i'm considering. Please feel free to add to my options, these are not the only three I want.