quote:Originally posted by Wine doc:quote:Originally posted by haggis:
Thanks Rob and w+a. You are most helpful. I am looking forward to taking my first steps into the world of "fine" watches and really appreciate your thoughtful and helpful comments. A generous community, this. Much obliged!
How exciting your foray into a nice watch, and as has been described, it does not have to cost a lot, but many do.
Three of my watches are automatic (self-winding), and I hate the arm flailing motion, so I keep them on a winder. This way they are always good to go and the date is usually correct, if not a day off. These are the easiest to deal with.
I have one manual wind watch, which I bought for that unique aspect, but if it has been a week or so, then I have to wind it up, which takes a few minutes.
I have one battery fine watch, but then I have to send it off to have the battery change - so this is a little bit of a pain.
I would recommend the automatic for your first fine watch or perhaps the manual wind if you become completely infatuated with it.
Thanks, Wine doc, for your thoughtful comments and advice. Much appreciated!