I certaintly don't want to come off as pretentious, although I think it will be less recognized than, say, a Rolex, despite the better name/quality. Do you think the general shape/characteristics of the AP draws lots of eyes?Having said that, for people in the know, AP is an ultra high-end brand, like a Patek or a Vacheron, so it might come across as being somewhat pretentious if you're not at that level career wise. By contrast, JLC is a wonderful watch manufacturer, but comes across as being much less pretentious, so that might be something to consider.
I considered it but I'm drawn to having one incredible watch and being able to wear it every day. Thanks for the suggestion though.Have you thought about taking the $10K and buying two watches instead, you could get a Glashuette Original Senator Sixties for under $5K in steel as your dress watch from a grey market dealer, and then you have another $5K to buy a more sporty watch.
I'm going to lose my mind once I get a scratch/nick.Only thing you would need to consider will be that, as a daily watch, it will eventually get nicks and bumps. It is a lot of finely brushed stainless steel wrapped around your wrist. So you better be ready for the heartbreak of that first scratch. Afterwards, it becomes easier!
The Master Control on the bracelet actually looks a lot better than I thought it would. Is this the type of watch that can stand the test of time and be durable enough for everyday wear?By the way, JLC Master Control and Ultra Thin are also available with bracelet and can be a good option for an everyday watch over the leather version.
Thanks for all the help everyone.