First post so be kind.
So this Christmas I'm in the market for my first 'decent' watch.
I've always held a level of awe for fine watches but until now I have been quite content staying at the cheaper end of the market. I own a few G Shocks I use for work the most recent being a very nice all singing and dancing Gulfmaster GWN 1000B that I picked up for a steal (£150). However I think this purchase has really ignited my want for something with a little craftsmanship about it.
I figure I can't go wrong with a Swiss made auto. I'm by no means well off though I have recently secured quite a comfortable salary and am also due a decent tax rebate in the coming months. Everything seems to have fallen into place nicely for me to be able to buy my first automatic watch. Initially I was drawn in by Tag Heuers aggressive marketing and was fairly set on a new model Aquaracer 300m calibre 5. However after lots and lots of research and long nights trawling these very forums I came across the Oris Aquis. The blue on blue model has caught my eye and I'm getting ever closer to pulling the trigger. Not only do I prefer the more masculine look of the watch but the watch is very comparable to the Aquaracer in terms of specs (300m, Auto etc) while being significantly cheaper. So here I am. I will admit I have kind of already set my heart on the Aquis (to the point I'm putting this up on the Oris section knowing some Aquis owner will no doubt twist my arm). I was just very eager to gather a few opinions and would be very happy to consider some alternatives.
(Perhaps a preowned Omega Seamaster?).