ABTW: A humble start. After that, what became your first grail watch?
There are a number of little details on the watch that help it feel vintage in addition to just the name and dial design. The polished case is one of those things for sure. Others are the simple piston-style chronograph pushers, as well as the glossy leather strap. Actually, the strap is nicely padded and looks quite fantastic. The contrast stitching is nice as well. One vintage element on the watch which some people will like and others will not is the acrylic crystal. The look of domed acrylic crystals is mimicked a lot today by sapphire crystals, but it is pretty uncommon for new high-end watches to have acrylic crystals. Though some people love them.
How To Make A Final Buying DecisionMarketing plays a huge role in the watch industry and overall luxury industry at large. Sometimes you are just paying for a name, and to many people that name is very much worth it. In any event, if you are looking for your first "nice" Swiss watch expect to spend a few thousand dollars at least.