Originally Posted by CalTex
Have you checked out Longiness and Hamilton?
not so much. maybe a vintage hamilton could be cool, though i don't know why i think of them more as tool watch than dress watch. i haven't thought much about longines. there are a lot of gaps in my watch knowledge.
Originally Posted by Edgein
Look at the buy/sell section of the Purists. Good source. Most are very reputable. Forget about white gold in that price range.
thanks, i haven't looked there at all. and i think you are right about gold. obviously that's just not going to happen given the price gold is these days.