First of all, thanks for an awesome community and your endless insight into the world of watches.
I see myself as bit of an enthusiast myself and own a couple of Rolexes, a Speedmaster and a few vintage pieces.
My father and I have a great relationship and he has always been a role model for me. My father is not a watch enthusiast, but he understands my passion and for the last couple of years I have wanted to gift him a great watch - a watch he could use throughout the rest of his life (he turns 66 shortly) and potentially pass on. However, I know he would consider a 2 KEUR watch as excess. I am therefore looking to buy a great automatic "workhorse" that he can use all day around 1 KEUR. I am very unfamiliar with my options in this bracket. I have looked at Longines Hydroconquest, Certina DS Action, Tag Heuer and Alpina etc., however I cant help doubt the quality of these watches in terms of their ability to last and i do not quite feel the same historical presence as i do with Rolex, Omega etc. I may just be unfamiliar with these brands?
What are your experiences and what are your recommendations within this bracket? Should i potentially look into used watches and if so, what should i look for?
I appreciate your input.