Herb wrote:What would you need to pay to buy a 'quality' watch?
I am not into watches, my most expensive watch was a Seiko kinetic gifted for graduation 25 years ago which I still wear most weeks.
I was considering buying my son a watch for his 21st, but I am genuinely shocked by the price of any brand I might have actually heard of!
Any up and coming brands? Would it be possible to buy a watch for say £500 that would be considered desirable and will still have some cachet 30 years from now, or am I just way off budget?
Difficult to quantify what’s a quality watch Herb, mostly depends on what you’re prepared to pay, to have a good look at what’s available try http://www.chrono24.co.uk, I bought a Fortis B42 last January, and it’s already appreciating in value. This is where I got it although they no longer stock Fortis but have a lovely selection of smaller watch makers, iirc prices starting from £200. http://www.pageandcooper.com
Good luck with the search and if you like watches yourself then I’m sure you’ll see something for you