JR,I would like to make one footnote. Not trying to step on toes, but the quality of the movement is pivotal in the longevity of reliable automatic function.I have 40yo automatics that still wind and run down the same as they would have 40 years ago. And I have some automatics that seem to run like smurf poo after just a few years.The best thing to do is to invest in a known Swiss or Japanese made automatic. Check the movement in the watch you are looking at, research the calibre and see if it has a good track record. Decent low end Japanese may be Miyota. Mid range may be Seiko. Decent low end Swiss may be something from the Swatch group. Mid & Mid-high range may be ETA.Tons if movement makes and models out there. But, fortunately, LOTS of good resources to help choose the right watch.
I am thinking about getting a new watch, and the more I look, I am thinking of getting an Automatic.Having only ever had battery powered, are there any pitfalls to an Automatic watch?
I would love an orange face Seiko, can I hand wind my Citizen?