I am out for a bit of advice, if you please.
I am 26, working in sales in the hospitality industry (not an industry known for high income) at a first time manager level and am struggling on what is acceptable in the work place in terms of price of watch and style of watch.
I currently own an Omega PO GMT which is very nice however I dont want to wear this at work due to it being quite a thick diver (struggles to stay under cuff) and being very high end compared to what even the general manager of the hotel wears. My superiors wear things such as Fossil and other dept. store brands.
I have bought a Christopher Ward C60 COSC to wear on team builsd etc. as this supports a british brand (i am a londener) and also brings down the price and people wont recognise it to be a very expensive brand such as Omega.
I am in the market for a watch, I would say between £400-£600 (£650 - $1000 roughly) that is not a diver or dress watch (I own a Dreyfuss & Co Dress watch) but is ideally automatic although would like your opinions whether a quartz would be better for work use on a daily basis.
My wrist is 7.1 inches and I am really looking for a piece between 40mm-42mm. So my questions are:
1. Any sugestions for a watch between my budgets (non-diver or dress) that would be suitable for work in a suit daily?
2. Your opinions on a subordinate wearing timepieces of significantly greater value that superiors and whether this would be seen as a negative?
Many thanks for all input, really appreciated!
p.s I a style of watch I really like is the Hamilton Khaki Field Officers Automatic however it is 44mm which I see as being just a little too big for my liking.