I'm fairly new to the forum and horology. I am looking to buy a watch that is more upscale than my usual $20 Walmart cheapies. I've saved $1K+ so far to spend and because it's such a big purchase to me, I've spent months and months carefully combing through many different watches to find one that I want. I've done tons of research and have a reasonable idea of what WIS standards are. Early on, I was looking at Invicta (I know it's a cuss word to many) for the large, chunky, bold styling, but quickly learned it's more marketing hype than anything, and low quality. I was looking at Tissot, but one I wanted was discontinued a couple years ago. I stumbled onto U-Boat who has a similar large, chunky style that I like. I'm curious what the general consensus is on U-Boat. I've read a little bit of disdain for them, again highlighting alleged marketing hype like Invicta. But nobody else seems to push the large, chunky style though. If U-Boat is a reasonable product, I may just continue saving $$$ to buy one of their lower end pieces. If not, then I'll hunt elsewhere.
What are your thoughts?
Thanks in advance!