Originally Posted by kali77
Thank you very much for the reply. I am on the more youthful end of the spectrum. I am not a pilot; I am just attracted to the watch for pure aesthetic reasons.
On the other hand I don't want to piss away $250. I guess I am trying to decide if I should hold off a couple of months and purchase a decent vintage chronograph for $500-700 or just go ahead and grab this one on the cheap.
OK, I think I got it. My $ .02 now: for a beater get a TIMEX. Save your money and I mean really save your money and get that esthetically pleasing watch that you really want, for an aviator watch, even an old guy can appreciate an original vintage Breitling, the history of those old watches any aviator can appreciate. The old PanAm "clipper skippers" wore them, what history! Or something equally as pleasing and valuable.
Defer gratification and you will have a watch that not only you will be proud of but will probably appreciate in value over time. Don't spend $250 now, INVEST in $1,000+ later. I know it's hard, immediate gratification is so much more easy, but years later you will feel hollow and wished you had done it differently. Take it from a guy that has made a lifetime of mistakes....... don't just settle for "something"..... save for what you really want.