Hello all! New here but looking for advice/opinions on getting a new watch. I've collected firearms/knives for a long time so I understand there are preferences on style, use, and definitely price of course, but I'm a bit picky,so hopefully someone could steer me in the right direction.
First off, and easiest, my budget is pretty flexible. It's mainly the style and quality I need advice on. The past two watches I've gotten have been Fossil, $80 watches, but looking to finally get a "real" watch. Here are the main things I'm looking for:
1. Not a fan of MASSIVE watches. 42mm case is about my limit. I do have large hands/wrists, but 39-42 would be ideal.
2. I would like it to hold up to wear very well. I don't do gardening or heavy labor in my gear, but nice enough to go out to dinner with the woman and wear daily use without losing finish on the edges so quickly like my black fossils.
3. I have two categories of watches I plan to get... A few sub $500 watches, and eventually a couple $1,000-$4,000 watches. I like the look of the Citizens and Seikos in the sub $500, but not sure about quality of either and no idea on the $1,000-3,000 watch. Opinions on both?
I Just bought one of those Seiko Sarb017's, and I love the look. But I just got it today so no idea on long term. I know there are so many more options, but was hoping someone would have some recommendations to start looking at. Thoughts?