Originally Posted by GoldenTribe
Just a thought, but if you're 22 maybe you don't need to jump right into the 3000-dollar watch game. Have you looked around at what's available for less than that? (And thought about what's gonna happen if you scratch the face in the first week after dropping 3 Gs on it?)
If you scratch the face of the watch, you have a pretty big problem. However, if you mean the crystal, that's not a good example. Most watches that are worth anything have a sapphire or similarly strong crystal, that is just about scratch proof. I have worn my Omega Seamaster everyday for the past 4 years and the crystal still looks the same as the day I got it.
Originally Posted by Simple Elegance
Well I already own the basics of a working wardrobe (suits, shoes, shirts, ties) so basically I'll use my signing bonus to get the watch. I will start saving money for important things as I start getting paychecks. This watch is all I will be getting for a good while in the "nice" category.
I would start off with something around the $500 mark. For this I recommend the aforementioned Hamiltons or a Seiko. Seikos are very
Seiko Kinetic Drive Moon Phase Their Kinetic line is similar to an automatic. This has classic touches, yet is still modern and flashy enough to suit your needs. Planning to sell your watch in the future is a bad idea. With few exceptions, watches will quickly decrease in value; some wil accrue, but you will need to really understand the watch market to select these. I would start off with a Seiko, then when you're ready to upgrade, hold on the to the Seiko as an everyday or travel watch.