After catching the bug myself (and growing a collection of 8 watches since the start of the year!) I would like to give my mother a nice automatic. Budget is $400 tops which is the most I have spent on a watch. Basically I want to get something good quality that is at least comparable to the Citizen quartz she is currently wearing.
I was initially drawn to this $100 Orient but can find no reviews on it whatsoever, and a $100 mechanical may not be high enough quality. I'm especially wondering what they skimped on since the watch has mother of pearl, (fake) crystals, and sapphire. I'm guessing the bracelet will be awful, because that's a lot of watch for the money!
Orient Precious Dress Automatic Watch with Mother of Pearl Dial and sparkling crystals on the bezel #ERAN002W
What I would love is a ladies Hamilton mechanical but I can't find anything in my budget--the mens Khaki aviation is one of my favorites. I also looked at Edox, as it is another of my favorite men's watches but all the choices were over $1,000. Perhaps I need to look at different brands than the traditional "mens" brands which I like.
Seiko's website listed one female auto for $700. I am giving my brother a SNK805 (trying to spread the bug) and was thinking I could also find a nice ladies Seiko, but no luck.
Any other suggestions? Or should I just bite the bullet with this Orient?