To be completely honest, I'm looking for a watch that the average person might f be "wowed" by, or at least think it's worth more than I paid for it.
Then you'll want a Rorex.
Quote:Eventually, my goal is to buy a better watch like a lot of people on here have...but I simply don't have that type of money right now.
Ah, but you do. You can get a very nice Stowa for under 500 USD. You can get a Stowa sports watch for about 750 USD. If you are actually going to use them for sports, I think they are much better than a Rolex -- certainly in terms of bang for the buck.
A Stowa might not impress the "average Joe," but when you think of all the gauche and otherwise hideous things that do impress the masses, do you really want to?
Why not go for both? I know a guy in Manhattan who can sell you a genuine Rorex for $35. You will have to put a little effort into getting a bargain like this as you might have to check several street corners before you can find him.
Anyway, at current exchange rates, the 465 USD you have left ought to be enough to pick up a Stowa as well.