I'm looking for a new watch under $500 since my other two watches are broken and I'd rather buy a new watch than spend the money on repairing them. They are a Seiko Titanium Perpetual Calendar (unsure of the exact model since it's still in the mail on its way back from a Coserv repair estimate) and a 40 year old Omega Geneve.
The best description of what I'm looking for would probably be a dress watch. It would be my everday watch, but I tend to wear dress shirts even when I'm dressing down so you shouldn't be concerned about a particular watch being too dressy for everyday wear. I would prefer for it to have a date window (day is not necessary) on a white/silver dial and to come on a brown leather strap. I'm not a huge fan of chronos, but I won't completely rule it out until I see it. In general though, the simpler the better. Going with the current trend, I'd like to try something on the larger side, probably 40mm or bigger. I'm a big person (6'1, 205 lbs) but I've got relatively small wrists. I'm not sure of the proper way to measure them but I took a measuring tape and wrapped it around my wrist and it came out a tad over 6.5".
I've taken a strong liking to the Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic and Auto Chronos. Both seem like really nice watches to me. I've gone to an AD to look at them in person and have just about settled on one, but thought I would ask for some more suggestions. The Auto Chronos are a bit out of my price range, but I've been looking at some used ones. Although I generally am not a fan of chronos I think this one in particular is very tastefully done. I'm also a fan of the Jazzmaster Maestro with day/date but that's really far out of my price range. Unless one of the stocks I'm trading all of a sudden doubles in the next few days I'm not likely to be able to afford that.
Sorry for the length, but I'm quite particular about what watches I find attractive so I wanted to give as much info as possible. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!