I on the other hand like the look of the IWC Portuguese, but I'm gonna have to defer to Dino on the $$$$ point. They are overpriced for what they offer. No doubt about it. I'd scope out Maurice de Mauriac or a Bell & Ross before I shell out big bucks for an IWC. Personally I think Blancpain can be a little overpriced too. Can't go wrong with a submariner or a JLC MC for your first watch.