I am new to watches, but in the last few weeks I have been reading this forum and done research. Seen bunch in person, read about how they are made etc. I know what I want, to some extent. In my head I have two types of watches that I want to own.
1) A retro watch, that reminds me of my childhood when I would see my dad and grandfather having their watches. They were simple, but beautiful. I have narrowed it down to Tissot Visodate (White dial, brown strap) or Le Locle (white dial, black strap). I respect the Tissot brand, these are automatic watches, well made that hopefully will last for a long time. But I can not chose between the two. I feel that Le Locle is a retro watch, but more of an everyday watch, versatile as a dress watch and an everyday work watch. Also looks good with a stainless steel band. Visodate has its own timeless beauty, but feel that is more of a dressy watch and may not work for an everyday watch as well. It was my favorite for few days, but now is somewhat even with the Le Locle.
What do you think? Is Visodate an everyday watch in your view? Not into Hamilton Jazzmaster, and have considered but gotten away from Seiko's Cocktail time.
2) Tag Carrera Calibre 5. To me these simple, black dial, stainless steel watches are the ultimate dressy/classy watch. Simple, yet, so elegant. Not sure if I want to spend $1,500 for it and find a good used one. A friend of my is urging me to do it. His words " We men do not have make up, and other stuff to dress up, watches and that is about it. Waking up everyday and putting in a good watch would just make you feel good and going to business meetings, you make a certain representation."
Don't like Rolex, Tudor, etc, but I have a weak spot for Longines. I respect Omega, but not into the Speedmaster style, just yet. Any recommendation in this price range, that is similar to the Carrera watch from Longines, Omega or Breitling? A watch that makes a statement, but not over the top?
Thanks for the input! Debating over and over and just can't make up my mind.