All good thinking. But what's next?
Needless to say, accumulating enough savings to spend is only the very first step in the watch hunting process. To many, investing in a high-end timepiece is a truly daunting experience, exacerbated by conflicting voices in your head all the time. One day you find yourself helplessly drawn to the charm of a hand-wound IWC Portugieser, the other day you might say "hmm...maybe not, the Portugieser looks a bit too large, too dressy. Should I go for an Omega Seamaster 300 instead?". And that is totally natural. If you are to spend 2 months' worth of your salary on essentially a piece of obsolete (but nonetheless mesmerizing and valuable) technology on your wrist to see you through a range of occasions, an impulse purchase is the last thing you need.
Worry not. Lengbeau always looks after its readers. It is in this spirit that we are going to offer a couple of no-nonsense, extremely versatile and eternally stylish options as your maiden "real" watch. They are certainly not the most luxurious watches you could find on the market - they don't need to be - but they are all timeless, accessible from a pricing point of view and uber-cool. We will break them down into three categories: versatility, value, and individuality. Let's take a look.