Want to throw open a watch dilema to the forum in order to get some sage advice.
At the moment I have a Laco Flieger on my wrist and I love the thing and it's taught me a few things about my taste in time pieces that might help the conversation:
- I'm not a vintage fan for vintage sake (wouldnt get an old Fleiger just because its old).
- I do like providence in a watch (would get an old Fleiger if it actually saw military service).
- I like to use my watch (so in the context of a diver I'd like to dive with it).
- I love tool watches.
In the Rolex/Tudor context I'm struggling with a savage urge to purchase the Pelagos. It's a stunning watch in my mind and it's the first one that has really captivated me.
My concern at this point is that this is a serious watch with a serious price tag - it enters into the "investment" category more then the "flippant purchase" category, for me anyway.
I'd be keen to know how others approach this?
I'm not looking to make money if I purchased but I would love to not take a massive hit if I ever needed to sell. In this respect a second hand or vintage piece would make more sense as someone else has already take the depreciation hit - my issue with this is that I dont really get turned on by vintage - I like lume that glows, divers that are water proof etc etc.
Something like the black bay proves the point - love the retro styling but love that its a new watch.
Sorry I'm probably not being particulary clear - having a hard time sorting out the question in my own mind.