I hope you are all enjoying a good evening and are in a very good mood to help a young man out.
So I have been lurking in this forum for 2 years, doing some ocasional reading and becoming a bigger and bigger watches fan. The reason I don't participate as much in conversations here as I would like, is jealousy. I used to have a really low budget being a student and all, but now that I have been working for a while, I have some financial conforte that allows me to by myself a gift.
I currenlty posess a (1)Tissot V8 on a steel bracelet http://timerecs.com/imgs/a/c/v/d/h/t..._box_2_lgw.jpg
and my father's first automatic watch, a very old, gold made raymond weil.
That being said, I feel rather unconfortable wearing a gold watch to work as I am a young person (22). As such I have been sporting my Tissot.
I work in audit, and eventhough I do mostly technical chores, I regularly meet up with clients and clients representatives, meaning I must wear suit and tie everyday. On terms of watches, the person I report to wears a Longines Hydro Conquest, and my department responsible a JLC moon phase.
I have actully asked in this forum about watches etiquette and made that questions to my superiors ( the topic beeing: wearing steel bracelets and sports watches with a suit). They seem to agree it is aceptable if the watch is not too flashy, and that I should enjoy my watche's look, knowing ofcourse that a suit accompanied by a dressy watch would always look aesthetically more pleasant.
Now, I have lots of doubts. My current dream watch is a Speedy, but it is out of my budget. I would prefer buying a brand new watch, but I have noticed that due to financial stress I can find many good deals in watches here in portugal (or so I think).
So for a dressy watch I could get:
brand new at Joma Shop:
hamilton viewmatic (black) ~400€
victorinox alliance black ~360€
Omega De Ville Automatic 1970s - 550€
Omega De Ville automÃ¡tico Braga â€¢ OLX Portugal
for sporty watches I could go with one of this divers:
Steinhart Ocean One vintage ~380€
Longines Hydroconquest Automatic, with one year guarantee and all papers - 550€
RelÃ³gio de pulso Longines Hydroconquest Braga (SÃ£o JosÃ© De SÃ£o LÃ¡zaro E SÃ£o JoÃ£o Do Souto) â€¢ OLX Portugal
So what to do? I usually prefer new watches but I have always wanted an Omega, just worried that being a vintage watch it may cost a lot to maintain. Also as I enjoy sporty watches, and my direct superior uses the black version of the same hydroconquest I saw selling for 550€, I think buying it would not really hurt my image towards the company, and I really like its vibe. On the brand new side of the options, i really like the hamilton jazzmaster, just unsure of bang for your buck value.
What should I do, in terms of value/cost + future costs? How about which watch do you think I would still enjoy in a few years? (want it to be a keepsake of my first job) And lastly, what would you pick? If you have something on this values that you would also enjoy buying and wear daily, please share, want to make an informed purchase
Thank you if you read through this!