Selecting a Quality Watch.
March 19, 2005 8:59 AM Subscribe
I would like to purchase a quality watch that will last my lifetime and potentially beyond that.
posted by ix to Shopping (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I would like to know what brands/models I should considering and what instruments would work best for me. My price range is anywhere between $500 and $4000 USD. I only want to pay the upper end of that if the quality justifies the cost.
I am not a pilot nor a diver, meaning that my profession/hobby does not require an accurate time piece on my wrist. However, I am not eliminating instruments that include more advanced functions that such entail. I am interested in an instrument that displays analog time, has a chronograph function, displays the date in some manner. Day of week is a plus, as well anything else interesting that fits into the design of the instrument such as tachymeter or C to F conversions - things like ground speed, however, are getting a bit too tangential (but maybe okay if aesthically pleasing).
I am a professional and brand recognition, while not necessary, is somewhat nice in what I do. I'm looking for something that would go well for a weekend at the lake as well as on Thursday in full business attire.
My top contender is the Omega Speedmaster Day-Date. I have also looked at some Breitling's, but as I've said, I'm not an aviator at this time. I'd appreciate any help you could give me in this search. Also please correct or redirect any mistakes in terminology and/or focus I have.