Ok, I know I might be a bit "picky" with what I want (so my girlfriend seems to think) but I truly don't think so. I have been looking around for quite a while now and seem to be more interested in the unique forum made watches out there. Things like the Bali Ha'i Project, and Orange Watch Company strike my fancy. Those style of watches, that are kind of homages with their own uniqueness. I also really, really like the Kobold/Uhr Mechanik style watches too (just throwing that out there).
I really want a mechanical watch, preferrably an automatic, but I honestly think I would be ok having a manual wind watch as well, as it fits my character. It must have a clean face, no (or very few) numbers, and good luminosity (very important for me as I work at night)
I e-mailed OWC earlier and the response was very pleasant, but he said he had no watches currently and the next ones will start production in a few weeks likely, but would be more expensive. He didn't say how much more expensive, but he said he'd change the movement in some way. Bali Ha'i doesn't have any mechanical watches currently, but looking at the price of their Q, I bet it would be out of my price range.
So what is my price range? Ideally 300-400. I just can't really go much more than 400 (so none of this suggesting 2k watches like I see in so many threads around here)
So what do you guys recommend?