Okay guys and gals, here's my question:
I really, really, really want a mechanical watch. (Auto or hand wind). What I really want is an IWC, but like that vintage Italian sports car I dream of owning...
I have owned one high-priced automatic watch, an Omega Speedmaster Automatic that I bought in 1992. I paid around two thousand for the watch, and it was such a huge piece of crap that I sold it in 1996 for six hundred, just glad to get rid of the **** thing! It never kept decent time (gaining of losing up to 8 minutes a day, the pushers for the chronograph functions fell off on a regular basis, and every time I would push the chrono, the watch would jump ahead two minutes. It went back to Lancaster 2 times, went to a local watchmaker 4 times, and even went back to Switzerland, where they supposedly put in a whole new movement. Two days after I got it back, the pusher fell off at the kitchen table! So, if any f you are thinking of recommending an Omega, please don't! I would hate to have to call you all sorts of bad names, but I would! I wouldn't buy the finest Omega, made of solid gold, and encrusted with diamonds for five dollars.
I have a realistic budget of around a thousand dollars. Here are the three watches I'm interested in:
Khaki Field Mechanical Model # H9619533 hand wound, no date, second hand in subdial at 9:00 pos.
Khaki Pilot 46mm Model # H64715885 Automatic
Khaki Officer Model # H70655733 Automatic, date, black face,yellow numbers, seconds in
subdial at 6:00
If anyone has any useful info on any of these three watches, please let me know. I want a watch that is first of, reliable. Second of all, reliable. Finally, I want a watch that is reliable.