Well, I'm about to make the jump into the midrange market for watches. I've fallen in love with the IWC Portuguese Auto after yesterday's random impulse visit inside of Tourneau. Before I do something stupid and purchase something that's $6k+, I'd love to get some information on what to look for and perform the necessary due diligence. I've searched through threads but its hard to get concise information. The only thing that's stuck to my mind is the tidbit about how the current economic climate has devastated the mid range market for time pieces. However, when I brought that up with the sales person at Tourneau they laughed and stated no such thing was occurring. I guess my next questions are: 1) Can I get a better price than $6k from a reputable dealer? 2) How well do these models hold their value? 3) How much in maintenance costs should I expect? 4) Where would be the best place to purchase this model? Thanks in advance to all the time piece gurus who can help a neophyte out.