Looking at selling my (basically brand new) Tsovet LX73 with Black case/dial, brown strap.
Also considering selling my MINT, recently serviced Omega Speedmaster Automatic.
PM me if you're interested in either.
I am thinking of purchasing my first decent watch having just started a graduate job.
These are my options, which one is the best?
Any input would be most helpful!
Wristwatches is a very broad spectrum. I myself fall under the "Snob" section (Which means only swiss pieces, no ETA movements, all in house, not obnoxiously over sized or jewel encrusted watches) But without getting into that much detail I will say that for new comers the best intro watch is a Omega Speedmaster. It looks great, is stainless steel and black so its easy to wear and has a horological history. Online they run for about 1.4-1.6k. That or you can get a Rolex DateJust pre owned, with a sapphire crystal two toned in gold/stainless or white gold/stainless online, they run about 2.5k. Stay away from TAG and Movado their the same price and terrible pieces. Either the Rolex DJ or Omega Speedmaster can be the last watch you buy if you no longer want climb higher into the horological hierarchy.
Hmm, so you feel that Swiss Made is better than the watches that are made in Germany (especially given that the requirements for 'Swiss Made' are quite low indeed)? Also, given that you can change a bridge and qualify as 'in-house' then that really means nothing either. Also, few watch companies have the true claim to their history (did you know that Breitling in it's current form is only about 30 years old, and that Sinn and Ollech and Wajs make Breitling Navitimers without the label legally?). The best watch is one that makes you smile and fits in with your lifestyle, I seriously doubt that a Speedie Pro that has a WR of 30m is a good entry-level watch! YMMV
I'd also look at the Speedbird Ivory dial, by Timefactors.