Hello everyone. I've been a member of this forum for a few months now, but strangely the more time passes the more I'm confused. As a newbie in this hobby I still feel overrun by my many doubts about the world that surrounds watches, even though I've been reading and searching this forum everyday.
My interest for mechanical watches only began recently when I received a beautiful Vintage VC as a gift. Since this watch is in perfect condition, even though it's a 1966 watch, I decided that I won't be wearing it often. For this reason I'm in need of an everyday watch.
At first I thought to go straight for an ultra high-end watch but I soon noticed that my knowledge in this field was so scarce that it would have been better to take my time and start with a lower range watch and keep the money that I've set aside for watches for the years to come when I gather more experience.
I haven't had a watch for the last 20 yrs, it was before I bought my first mobile phone, and it was probably a cheap Casio.
So, for my first watch, a daily watch, I've put my eyes on a Rolex, a Tissot and a Cristopher Ward. As I mentioned above I want to start with a lower end automatic watch and then when I feel confident enough I'll upgrade to a higher-end watch.
Here are my questions.
1. How big is the difference in quality between a Rolex and a Tissot or a CW to justify the difference in price?
2. I've read that Rolex watches are top quality and that they last many years. Does this mean that watches of lower brands like Tissot and CW don't last as long?
I really can't figure out why I should spend 10 times more for a Rolex than a Tissot or a CW, unless there are big differences in quality. I'm willing to pay more for best quality products, but only if the price is justified.
Can someone one please explain this to me?
Here are the watches that I've put my eyes on:
ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL
TISSOT PRC 200
CW C60 TRIDENT PRO 600 38mm