Grettings people, I am currently looking at the old Spitfire watches (not that old, the 3717 and 3255). I'm having real trouble deciding which one to get, so I figured I'd ask for insight.
Firstly, I wonder about the movements. How are the IWC movements in terms of toughness? I don't have a dangerous job or anything, but I don't like the feeling of being constantly nervous of damaging my watch as if it is made of fine china. I got this idea that the chrono one is less shock resistant simply because it is more complicated, but I have no fact to back this up. Comments?
Also, I like the design of the chrono better, but I want this watch for a lifetime and possibly as an heirloom, so I wonder, which design do you think will stand up better to the test of time?
Also, I would like to have a bracelet, but I don't think I'll shell out for the IWC one. Does anyone know if it is possible to get custom made bracelets anywhere that don't look like crap?