wow that FC looks amazing.. i might have to add that to my list..
The FC-303 would get my top choice as well, should it be added to you option's stable.FC is a respected brand.
I prefer the look of the Hamilton. Next would be the FC.
I know lots are suggesting the Seiko early on, and it looks nice too, but you will see lots of Seikos "in the wild" (granted maybe not that particular model), and that alone would make me choose the Hamilton or FC over the Seiko (and over the Tissot for the same reasons). But you can't really go wrong with any of those choices - you have good aesthetic taste.
Good luck with whatever you end up getting....buying your first nice watch is a treat and a gateway into this silly/fun hobby. Cheers!
Great article. Thank you for sharing. I have never seen the "sweet" one before and usually don't like numbers on my dial, but the font they is very cool....or should I say "sweet".It seems this watch is the result of a collaboration between Seiko and Japan's top bartender. There are three designs, cool (this one), dry, and sweet. See the details here:
Seiko Cocktail Time - SARB065 | Yeoman's Watch Review
If you put it on your list, that would be my choice. Of the initial four:wow that FC looks amazing.. i might have to add that to my list..
Why does everyone say they are bias about watches they opened their wallet and paid for? Seems you're one who put his money where is mouth was!Cocktail Time for sure! I am biased because I own one. In my rotation of much more relatively expensive watches, it doesn't get nearly the wrist time. However, when I wear it, I enjoy it just a much or sometimes more then the others. Besides I'm not a huge fan of Romans. And Arabic numerals on a dressy watch seems wrong.
I think this is most likely a minority opinion. I think the cocktail time is a stunner. I would own one if it had a sapphire. The domed hardlex is probably pretty easy to scratch, though owners of it could probably comment on that better than I can.The Seiko is anything but elegant. Garish, maybe.