Four months ago, the thought of buying a nice watch never would have entered my mind. However, after working with and learning about watches, I've become quite intrigued by their workings and have really developed an interest in starting a small collection--not to mention, a watch is an intergral part of my work routine and I figure that I might as well have a good one...or six ;-). Unfortunately, I'm not a very descisive person and I'm hoping some outside influence form some more experienced people than mysely can help. As much as I'd love to have a Breitling Cosmonaute or Datora, I'm just not in a position to spend that much money (for now, at least). Right now, my budget is ~$1500 but I may be able to go a bit higher if neccesary. As far as the watch itself, I'd like an automatic with few, if any, complications--a simple time/date display will do nicely. The two watches I find myself coming back to are the TAG Carrera and the Omega Seamaster 300M Chronometer. Does anyone have any *objective* input on these two peices? Is there something tht may fit me better?