So... coming up is my 15th anniversary, since the modern equivalence of a "crystal" anniversary has been watches my wife wants to finally get the Tag she has wanted for a long time. Alter Ego with MOP face.

Nice guy that I am, I said sure why not. Now I need to find something for myself.

I'm thinking about trying to find something nice from around 2003. Ballpark around the $500 range since the Alter Ego ranges around there. How would you folks suggest trying to find decent watches from that timeframe, and then how to find ones to purchase that are most likely not knockoffs/etc. I already have one authentic ChinaTown Rolex that I bought in NYC in 2004 so I am not trying to duplicate that awesome fakery.

Thoughts? Suggestions?