Thinking of getting a getting a watch for uni next year, just something sleek and simple with a bit of class. The problem is I don't work full time since I'm about to go to uni so the budget will be around $300. Do you think it is even worth getting a watch at that price point? Or do most decent watches start at the $1k-5k range?
You can definitely get a great watch for that price.
For me, a watch is just a piece of jewlrey - while a mechanical watch thats handmade can run into the tens of thousands, there are plenty of servicable, good looking watches that are really affordable.
A lot of love for Timex watchs, Bulvova watches, I don't even mind some of the Fossil watches.
No one's going to rave about your Bulvova on Hodinkee, but then again who cares?
I'm a fan of these few options:
http://www.danielwellington.com/men (the backwards D sort of ruins it for me)
IIRC, Romp and a few others are pretty savvy when it comes to watches, so hopefully they'll corect any misinformation I've provided and offer some sage wisdom.