While i save for a new watch, I will be travelling to new york shortly. at the moment, i only am willing to bring $400 as i am saving for my Oris BC3+. I want to get a beater of some sort and i was considering some sort of vintage military watch. I don't really know much about vintage watches, but i like the designs IWC has (but not the IWC prices). I always liked the fleiger design, but i am not sure if getting one would be the wisest choice. Are there any watch shops in new york that specialize in military watches/vintage watches?
Also... could a vintage watch be used as a beater?