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[Question] Please help me pick out my ‘professor’ watch.(r/Watches)
You can go beyond your budget for a little bit and check out the Tissot Visodate. It’s the first thing that came to mind when I read your post. Available both in Black and White, double sapphire crystal, automatic Swiss movement, can’t be wrong!
The Orient Bambino might also fit your description, and it seems to be gaining lots popularity lately. It also comes in a very comfortable price. It’s Automatic and available both in black and white, though it does not have Sapphire. Personally I’m in love with the black, also looks terrific with a Honey Calf strap. It’s in the style of mid 20th century dress watches though said to be larger than the average size of these, so take a good look at the sizes.
Also, congrats on your graduation and good luck!