First Watch into Career?

Hi everyone,

I've been looking into getting a watch in the near future and was wondering what everyone's first piece was when they started into their careers?

Also, I've been starting to look into some options and the Omega Aqua Terra has caught my eye but unsure if this would be too aggressive or if anyone will really care?? I would prefer a watch that I could wear in and out of a suit, bit of an everyday feel. Any suggestions or advice would be extremely helpful!

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5mo
I'm actually a squirrel, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The AT definitely wouldn't be too aggressive. It's a great first watch - mine was a DateJust and it, like the Omega AT, fits your criteria well.

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eloquence, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Great watch. Not too aggressive at all and a great price point for a early/mid 20s guy.

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jarstar1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

In the world of mechanical watchmaking you have the true entry level, aka Seiko/Orient/Swatch System 51/Tissot/etc., that are about $150-500, and then you have a bunch of so-so brands in the $1-3k range, then the blue chip brands start to come into play, Rolex, Omega, Cartier, Grand Seiko, Jaeger LeCoultre, etc. and those start at $5k for a basic watch and can easily reach $50k+ depending on model and metal.

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Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:
johnny-mnemonic

Kind of a similar question, would a grand seiko be too much as an analyst? I have a bunch of entry level watches (seiko, tissot) and want to go up a level.

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Ravena, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The 41mm DJ will be moderately hard to get at retail. You almost certainly won't get to pick the combination (color, oyster vs. jubilee, fluted or note etc.). If you're not a douche you can probably land one after a few months of staying in touch with an AD. My first watch was actually a blue dial DJ and my current daily driver is a sub.Β 

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monkeymaster, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Check out a Tag Grand Carrera or some Breitling pieces

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