My next watch was an Oris TT1 Chronograph, a beast of a watch — and it was a Swiss automatic. It was another major milestone for me after getting a coveted job in the telecommunications industry.
My next watch was easily a few notches up, an Omega Seamaster Professional Automatic that I’d fallen in love with in a magazine with Pierce Brosnan sporting it as the next 007. Then came a stunning Omega Railmaster Automatic Co-Axial from my wife on our wedding day.
And we provide fine examples in each brand, from the bottom tier all the way to the top.
Plus, they plug their wares on the Home Shopping Network like over-eager peddlers at a flea market.
But in their massive selection, there are gems worth paying for.
Their least expensive timepieces are slightly more expensive than their base Seiko brethren, but their priciest, the Pro Saturation Diver doesn't approach Seiko's Grand Seiko line, costing thousands.
For those who like Danish minimalist design, Skagen watches are a good way to get into better than base watches, especially since most of their timepieces don’t cost more than $200.
Just stay with their simpler styles, and you won’t go wrong.