My girl got a ring and said "yes" so now we are looking for an engagement watch to seal the deal.
She'd like to spend a reasonable amount (1k - 2k EUR range) and she'd like to get me a nice dress watch.
I would like to have a rectangular one but the options are very limited and I do not like everything there is out there. So far the ones considered are:
Oris rectangular date,
Longines Dolce Vita (28mm), although there is not much info available on this one and I fear it is too girly - I'd like to know your opinion on this one.
Eterna 1935 (white dial). Doesn't seem to be available anywhere, not even 2nd hand.
Vintage Reverso (out of price range), although it is a grail to me ...one day.
My first request would be to know your opinion on these pieces and also get some alternatives if you happen to have any in mind.
Secondly, we are looking at vintage Omegas: de ville, seamaster, constellation and jumbo. I am quite interested in the jumbo ones , given their slightly bigger size. I have never owned a vintage piece and so I'd like to request your guidance, mainly in:
- Where to buy (priority to EU shops / especially Belgium and Spain)
- Approximate value/price for these pieces
- What to expect in terms of service (price and frequency)
- General advice
As an example, I'd like to know if the following piece is well priced: brusselsvintagewatches.com/produit/omega-30t2-or-jaune-18k-ref-2894-avec-boite-dorigine/ (sorry, can't post links yet)
What am I looking for?
- 35 to 39mm,
- Mechanical (could consider automatic)
- I prefer solid gold or stainless steel over gold plated.
- Small seconds hand preferably.
- Applied indices: batons and Arabic numerals mainly.
- No date if possible.
- Pink gold if possible.
Sorry for the long post, I hope you can guide me a bit here and perhaps offer some alternatives / new ideas.
Thank you in advance!