I recently started getting into the watch collecting and wanted a great first time buy to start off my collection. I am a little compulsive buyer so that is a problem i fix, however here is my situation.
I walked into a watch store (tourneau). Intending to purchase a watch. I was looking for the Breguet, Omega and Tag, figuring that these are the brands that stood out in my head. After I found out the Berguet was too much for my wallet, I started to look for a watch more in my price range i wanted to spend. As i was browsing, i stumbled upon.
it is a Tourneau Certified Chronograph: Classic 1900 series,
Additional Features Certified Swiss Chronometer
Bezel Material 18kt rose gold
Bracelet / Strap Camille Fornet matte brown Louisiana alligator strap
Case 18kt rose gold
Case Back Sapphire exhibition
Case Diameter 38 mm
Clasp Type 18kt rose gold buckle
Complications Chronograph, day, date, month, moonphase
Dial Color Ivory porcelain lacquer and silver subdials
Movement Valjoux 7751 soigne
Series Classic 1900
Water Resistant 50 meters
I loved it so much and the way it looked so i purchased it. However, with my ignorance, i decided to do some research after I bought the watch. Now i find that many people in the collecting community do not agree with the Tourneau brand of watch. I need some serious advice on the watch and if i should keep it because i will immediately go back tot eh store and get a better watch if needed tommorrow.
Please hold your comments on your personal preference on a brand of watch. When i walked into the store, I was looking for the Movement of a watch and the quality of the watch itself, Which i thought i was getting a good deal altogether.
Is it a keeper? And again please hold your comments on if you have any prior experiances that you might have felt toward this brand and store. I have heard of a lot of bad things. But nothing in relation to their Classic 1900 serious watches. Did i get ripped off? Should I go with more of a Omega, tag to start off? Maybe IWC?