Hello. I'm new to the forum; I've been here daily reading for the past several weeks, and I decided to register and maybe ask a question or two. Great forum here!
I have several watches that I really like: Seiko SNL003, Seiko SNA765, ESQ Crestone, Luminox 3001, and I have several Skagens that I wear when I dress up (I know Skagens aren't generally well-regarded here, but I'm not hard on watches and they've lasted several years). I'm ready for a new watch, but I don't know what exactly I want. I do have a bit of an issue with spending a couple of thousand dollars on a watch that's not as accurate as my Seikos and will have to be serviced every couple of years for the price of a new Seiko. I've considered just buying more of the same type/quality watches (Citizen, Bulova, etc) as I do really love my Seikos, but if I wanted to buy a "nicer" watch (say $1000-$1500 new, I will probably buy it used to save money) what should I look at? What would be a step up, so to speak, from a Seiko? Tissot? Hamilton? Others? And what is better about watches that are a step up from a Seiko? Is it the fit and finish, the quality of the movements, will the watch last longer, is the watch more accurate, is it just better looking...what is the difference between what I have and more expensive watches?
I want a watch that could be casual or maybe a little dressier with something like a polo shirt and blazer. I don't really have a preference between mechanical vs quartz. I also don't have a preference between SS vs leather band, but I have a big wrist (about 8" - 8.25") so I have a harder time finding leather bands that fit. I also don't need complications on the watch like chronographs, moon phase, etc. What would you recommend for me (it can be a specific watch or a general brand of watches)?
Sorry my first question was a bit of a long one. Thanks for any help.