I, for whatever reason, have never noticed this public forum and was hoping I'd find better luck with a post in this forum.
I am looking for a gold watch (18k), roman numerals, leather band, manual movement, exhibition back. Yes that is basically a Patek Philippe Calatrava, but I can't afford that.
My budget is between 1k and 3k (if it is over $3,000 then I need to be able to negotiate below $3,000).
As I said, the Patek Philippe Calatrava is sorta my inspiration for what I am looking for, but I'm open to other things if it meets most of my criteria.
I also read that buying a watch in the 1k-3k budget isn't exactly the best use of money towards a watch and that it is better to either look below 1k or well above 3k. In the end I'd say it really just comes down to what I like and what I'm comfortable spending my money on. I can't afford anything near a real Patek, but would like to add a piece to keep and pass down that may cost between 1k and 3k.
I am currently most involved with this watch - Longines | L4.7220.127.116.11 | Moyer Fine Jewelers
I currently own a Tissot Le Locle (SS bracelet) for my every day wear watch.
Thank you for the help!