Originally Posted by teighlorspink
I'm 20 years old, looking for a nice watch to wear across all occasions. I'd really like some opinions on the Raymond Weil maestro watch pictured (model 2838-PC5-00209) as an option. I saw it window shopping and now believe in love at first sight 😍
If you like Raymond Weil, check out Frederique Constant. There was a topic on WUS a while back (here, although the pictures seemed to have expired) That shows RW has directly copied FC designs in an astonishing amount. It sparked a lively debate over the legal or ethical choices some watches make when taking a large portion of inspiration from another single watch.
If it were my dollar, I'd want one that was the original and not the copy. (take "original" with a grain of salt. FC uses Breguet hands and takes a lot of inspiration from other classic pieces but there's a difference in being inspired by classics and slapping your name on someone else's design) FC also started the Open Heart trend in 1994, which has become wildly popular.
Either way, RW has solid build quality although I believe the majority of their offerings have been quartz in the past. Not sure about that model.