vwhiting asked: Hi, I'm a big fan of your Tumblr and, while I am looking forward to the day I can buy a vintage Rolex, I was wondering if you had a recommendation for a good starter watch? I'm in my mid twenties, starting law school this fall, and looking for something that I can wear casually but that can also work under a suit. My ideal price range is $200-500. Currently I'm looking at getting a Hamilton Khaki Field Auto with a metal strap but was wondering if you had any suggestions! Thanks!
Hi, and thank you for your kind words.
Unfortunately, I’m not so sure that you’ll be able to find something in that price range from Rolex. That being said, there are many watches that are nice and fit in that $200-500 price range. A suggestion from me would be a vintage Omega dress watch, or maybe a Seamaster. There were many different models and many can be found quite reasonably. Its a good start into the world of vintage watches. If you can stretch your budget to around $1000, you’d be able to find a nice vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual on a leather strap. Hope this helps and please let me know if you have any further questions!