Hello! I'm new here more/less. Browsed the forums here and there awhile. Go away for a year, come back when I think about getting another watch...it's time again.
My girlfriend - now fiancee said I could get an engagement gift. She's a keeper.
For the last few months, I've loosely researched hamilton watches......tissot......500-1500 dollar watches...and more recently Oris.
My mind has changed several times now....no more than several. Also, I've always liked Luminox watches. They are great for daily wear and tear and I can see at night with it. But my budget has always been 150-300 for a watch. Never more. While my Luminox 1828 is great and I'll keep wearing it in the field, I need one for the office...for nicer occasions, etc.
So here I am - down to two watches within my budget (well, her budget....who's kidding here - it's my money anyway, right?). The funny thing is they differ a lot from each other. One I really like and is a diver. I have no desire to get another in the future (Did I just lie?) And the other I really like, but there is also one like it for less....that I can buy in a year or two myself.
Below is an Oris Divers Date and a Hamilton Autochrono. Pretty diverse watch choices when stacked up to each other.
Oris Divers Date - 01 733 7533 8555-07 8 24 01PEB - Oris Divers - Oris - Purely mechanical Swiss watches.
Hamilton Watch · Auto Chrono
The question, is my search over - have I not looked everywhere. Is there a better diver at $1239 shipped from an Oris AD? Is there a better chronograph watch at $1150-1230 shipped from a Hamilton AD?
Am I missing anything? Sure these decisions based on personal choice....but even if I've found the right two.....what is the right one? I'm leaning toward the Diver because it's so different from what I'm used to - but then there is the Hamilton - it's ....ing beautiful....but a viewmatic 44mm can be had for ~$500 at amazon.com
So any advice would be great.
And nice to meet you all.