I am looking for my first watch at the moment and have been browsing the timezone.com sales forum for a week or so now. I found something that was sort of interesting and would like an opinion on it so I don't go blowing money on something that will wind up being a nightmare. http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=827259&rid=0 This watch is very interesting to me. Cooler than most as it is old and has some character to it. The only thing that bothers me is the fact that it DOES look like the Blancpain 50 fathoms as this person has said - is it just a 40 year old knockoff? Another thing that scares me is the acrylic face - is this a nightmare waiting to happen? Also, I might as well ask for suggestions while I am at it. What should I be looking for in a first watch at around this price range (150-300, the lower the better)? I have been checking out the Hamilton Khaki Auto's, and saw a nice one for 220, but it has a white face - I think I would prefer the black although I'm not completely sure. I also like the Titoni Airmaster Pilot the best as of now, but it is 400 and those rarely go for sale on timezone.