Hi, long time lurker, first post.
This maybe belongs in a poor man's watch thread, but I thought I would post here.
Aviator watches are, in my opinion, the best first purchase for a watch nerd. They look great with denim, and when paired with a suit give a bit of rugged flair without being out of place.
I only own one watch, pictured here:
This is from a gentleman named Hans Kemmner, Erkahund on Ebay. He makes the cases in Germany. Choice of either Unitas or Seagull movements. This has a Unitas. ~ $450.
Yes, I know the band is beat up. I've got a watchadoo in the mail at the moment.
Anyways, an amazing watch for the value. Only thing I know that comes in at a similar pricepoint for similar quality is the Binnacle Anchor and maybe a slightly vintage Seiko diver.