I'm member of the vintage shoe thread and I decided that the fact that I don't have any nice vintage wristwatches is an abomination that I should solve. There's thousands on eBay, and I'm not sure where to start. There's no way I can afford a Rolex or an Omega.I started a vintage watch thread a while back here: https://www.styleforum.net/threads/vintage-watch-thread-pre-1990s-watches-only.660199/
I am sure there are some knowledgable folks on there to answer questions. What are you looking for advice on?
So, where do I start? Is there a good gateway watch maker that is an excellent value? Bulova? Gruen? Elgin?
Edited to add: it started with this Accutron that I found in a box of miscellaneous jewelry that someone gave my wife. I polished the crystal and ordered a new battery but it didn't work; a local watchmaker looked at it and said that it would cost more to fix than it was worth.