Originally Posted by acidicboy
this is so true. before you get the greenlight, i suggest you have the watch certified or at least have some reputable watch service center open it up to check the authenticity.
There are a lot of great vintage watch sellers on the net. You can find dealers that have serviced the watches before they sell them, will warrant them for a period of time and can provide service after the sale. Importantly, you can find watches from these dealers that fit in your price range.
I've purchased a number of watches from www.artoftime.com
and have been very happy with them.
I'd take a look at simple watches from the 50s and 60s. They can move from casual to elegant depending on the clothes you're wearing and the band. Plus, there's something comforting about hearing the tick-tock of a mechanical watch when your wrist moves near your ear. I also like the movement you sometimes feel on your wrist with a bumper automatic.