Hi all, I'm sorry if I'm asking something that has already been answered before. I'm doing some research before I buy my first 'proper watch'. I want a dive watch, with a bracelet, automatic movement and I don't want to spend more than £1000. I appreciate I'm entering a very saturated market.
The brand that stands out to me in terms of aesthetics is Christopher Ward. I specifically like the C60 Trident Pro MK3, or the C65 Trident Automatic. I had basically narrowed my search down to those 2. However, I then started reading some posts on the CW forum and noticed there's lots of people complaining about terrible customer service and faults with their watches. This, along with the fact they're a relatively new company, has left me hesitating as to whether I should buy one. Are these valid concerns or am I worrying too much? In terms of style and aesthetics, the C60 MK3 is the best looking dive watch under £1000 I have found. I have found a couple of Longines that I really like, but I don't love. And there's a Hamilton Khaki Scuba automatic that I also really like. But, again, I don't love it as much as the CW C60. That said, buying a Hamilton or a Longines would give me more peace of mind, given that they're established, trustworthy brands.
So what do you think? Should I have any worries with Christopher Ward, or should I play it safe and go with a Hamilton or Longines (or any other brand for that matter)
Thanks for any feedback. Really appreciated.