First, I must apologize. I am not an experienced watch enthusiast, and I'm sure I will say something silly in this post, but I'm hoping you will forgive my ignorance and help me anyway.
My dream watch would be a mechanical (automatic or manual wind) chronograph, stylistically similar to this:
(Yes, it's a Fossil. I hope that isn't sacrilege.) I am a woman, but I have large wrists and most ladies' watches would look too small on me, so I am certainly open to men's watches.
The hard part is my budget. I only have about $200 available now. If I found something that I truly, deeply loved, I could maybe save up $300-400, but that's pretty much the limit of what I could invest in a watch. (I mean no disrespect to those who own finer watches, it's just not in the cards for me.)
My searching has not turned up any good options, so I suspect that of the four requirements (mechanical movement, chronograph function, style, low cost) I'll have to sacrifice at least one. Since the cost is non-negotiable and I am unlikely to wear something that isn't a style I like, it's probably down to mechanical vs. chronograph.
I have almost resigned myself to getting the Fossil (which is quartz, but otherwise perfect) and just keeping my eye out for the dream watch in hopes of finding it someday, but I thought that I would try here before giving up. Help me, WatchUSeek community. You're my only hope!