So, I've been collecting for about a year or so, since the jewelry/antique shop I work in acquired a watchmaker's estate and I got my hands on a few gems (and caught the bug). Here's what I've currently got:
Seiko Bellmatic Alarm
Movado Bumper Wind
Bulova GF Tank Watch
Paul Breguette SS
(no pics ATM)
Wittau chrono (the e-bay listing claims a VAL7750, but I am suspect.
and finally a W.O.W. mb microtec H3 watch (Code Blue).
Now, on to the questions:
I'm going to be graduating college in a little less than a year, and I'd like to get a watch instead of a class ring. I'm more likely to wear and keep a watch for a long period of time than a ring, and I think it'd be a nicer thing to pass on than a ring.
I'm probably going to be looking around $1000-1500. Right now I'm thinking the hamilton Khaki Field Auto Chrono.
I'm open to other suggestions. I'm going to be a Mechanical Engineer, so a tool watch is acceptable. I'd prefer a chrono.
Also, I'd like to have the back engraved to commemorate my graduation, has anyone here ever had a sapphire back laser engraved? Is that possible?
and finally: I'm very intrigued by the Hamilton Frogman auto chrono.
Anyone have one of these? Does the lack of a constant second bother you? Whats with the little magnifier windows that are only on some of the ones I've seen. Are they removable? are the buttons easy to press/ access? I can't decide if I like it or not.