Looking for recommendations:
Friend/ business mentor (Veteran and entrepreneur) is graduating in his 30s as a mechanical engineer. I would Like to get him his first mechanical/automatic watch with a display case back. (Figure it is a great fit given his major). Cannot really spend much more than $500. Obviously would prefer less but want to get home a solid everyday(every scenario) mechanical watch, 100m water resistance, sapphire crystal (if possible), and a display case back.
I really like The seiko 5 sport and gmt but they are on the larger side and the movements look so bland (silver on silver). Many Hamiltons seem to stretch the budget a little too far.
What would you recommended?