I'v been reading WUS for few weeks now, since I have finally decided to buy my first reasonable watch and let my old Casio Edifice EF-304 to rest.
My budget is around 500-550$ and my preferences are Chronographs or something in Aviator style and about 42-45 mm.
I have been wanting Swiss Made watch for quite long time - so after a while of searching my choices are around some Victorinox time peaces, but I am still open for suggestions.
On top of my list so far is Victorinox Infantry Vintage Chronograph (241287 or 241314) . Also Victorinox AirBoss Mach 3 (a bit over budget, but still), Swiss Military Hanowa Marine Officer Chronograf (06-5148-04-007) and Christopher Ward C70 MONTE-CARLO is an option (though CW has almost no heritage comparing to VSA and still is quite pricey).
Cannot decide shoud i go for quarz, or look for Automatic in the same price range and "loose" the chronograph idea.
Also important question - since there is not so many watch shops around in Riga (and those that are, are quite overpriced), most reasonable decision is ordering it from Amazon or some other UK/US shop. I know you guys have good experience with that and can recommend some trusted sellers that sell authentic watches and ship to Europe.