I ran a couple of basic searches but didnt find much.
As I build up the watch budget to fund the next purchase I am hoping I can get some input given the following as to which vintages would give me the best bang for buck and if it would be worth it considering if I dont go vintage I am saving towards the Omega Seamaster 300M Bond that Ive been wanting for years.
$350-500 would be a short-term budget
$1,000-1,300 would be long term
I would ideally like to stay in the short term figures unless moving to the long term mindset brings that much more to my wrist.
Must have date display
(I find once I get smaller than a 22mm band on my wrist it looks small)
Swiss or German make
I'd like the brand/movement/piece itself to have as much history as possible (if that makes sense)
Would like a display back but it isnt a must
Ideally white gold or stainless (my wedding ring is white gold, dont know how yellow/rose would look next to it in dressy situations)
Style wise, classic and timeless. I will probably wear it casually here and there but mainly with button downs or dress occasions given the nature of the piece.
I'd like something that has that wow/sexy effect to it, ideally something I could pass down to the next generation.
Any thoughts on current the Bond vs vintage and if vintage which is appreciated.
A couple vintage pieces that caught my eye visually:
IWC Ingenieur though way beyond budget:
Longines (unknown)... though I'd want the date:
Omega Seamaster (though I dont like the magnified date window):
(images obviously borrowed)