Hi guys! This is my first post.
I've been wearing a Timex Weekender for a while. I'm a dirt poor college student. But this Christmas, I saved up a bit of money, and I want to spend it on buying a decent watch that'll last me a while.
So I've done a bit of research, been to a lot of pawn shops, goodwills, and have seen a couple decent but broken watches. I have no experience with watches, and I don't know how much I'll pay alltogether if I buy a broken $300 Omega and get it repaired.
I want a clean faced watch with a power reserve, because I think they're really cool. I'm going to get a leather band for the watch, if it comes in a bracelet. I used to have a Seiko Quartz but didn't like wearing it, because it was very cluttered. I don't need a hand measuring in between seconds, nor an analog stop watch built into my watch.
I've picked a couple designs that I really, really like.
Orient Millennium and Orient Vintage
This one is my favorite, but I can't afford it. I might just save another year and buy it instead of buying any other watches, though.
Obviously my research is limited. I like the Orient, but my favorite is Hamilton. I think I like the watches because of the texture on the face, and their clean designs. Orient would be staying under my budget and having some room, and Hamilton I'll have to save another year for. I'm wondering if there's a watch that I'd like that I missed. I don't mind going up to $500, but from $600 it'd mean I have to eat ramen for a couple months.