Hello watch enthusiast, here is a new poor sob who needs your expertise in the matter you love so much !
To be more serious, i know nothing of watches and stuff and i need help for my next one (its my birthday soon!).
Here's some context about my dilema
I cant go over 250$ (tax included so a net price of around 200$) but i am aware that for this price, i wont get amazing quality, im just searching for enough quality to last a good few years (as long a spossible of course) of daily life (mostly office life and some physical activity here and there).
I currently own a plain stainless-steel Caravelle (a gift so idk how much it costed if thats any indicator of quality, i sadly dont know its model name/number either if thats important).
I spotted a Michael Kors watch for 220$ instead of 310$ at a shop today. its an oversized, gold-and-black colored with 3 dials chronograph or something and such. It's a big and rather blingy watch but i'd like to clarify that im into watches for both look and quality (i feel the need to clarify that as i know theres 2 sort of "philosophy" in the watch world)
So here's the real questions i need help with :
#1 : Can a watch quality be judged solely by name ?
#2 : If so, given my budget (~200$) will the MK watch equal or surpass my Caravelle one ? (i know for a fact the caravelle one most likely costed less than 100$ if price is indicator of anything)
#3 : Overall, can MK watches offer decent quality for the price i saw it at (220$) and
#4 : Will it be able to survive average daily-life use and potential (not to say inevitable) dings and scratches
For the good of the feedback i will (hopefully) receive, i will clarify that im aware MK watches are classified as "designer's watches" and that many people on this forum probably have a bias against those so if possible, keep it simple and factual for me, poor newbie :)
Thanks for the help !