I am looking for a cheaper/entry level dress watch - under $1000. Important to me are a mechanical movement and a good brand. I don't want a Rollex (not sure if it is even an option at this price point) or anything well know to the point of being tacky (I like Movado Museum until I saw how many they made over how long a time). I'd prefer an Italian brand (Bulgari or Panerai) to a Swiss brand (Omega, Tag), but prefer Swiss above something more generic (Seiko) but again realize my budget limits my options. Looking for well made, reliable, low maintenance. I don't care what features it has, this is for looks, not functionality.
I am a computer programmer, required to wear a tie at work. We are well paid, but my co-workers are cheap (especially with clothing), so showing up with an expensive gold watch would gain the wrong sort of attention. An Apple watch or Gear S2 would fit in better for the crowd I am with, but not my personal style. I have a Garmin 235 that I love to run with, but looks stupid at work. I have a quartz Seiko dress watch that is important to me for sentimental reasons, but doesn't work anymore, and isn't my idea of fashion.