Hey everyone, with a birthday and Christmas coming up, I'm planning on (literally) cashing in on the good will of my wife and parents to make my first major watch purchase. And while I know some of you will think there's no match here in terms of history and timelessness, I'm having a hard time deciding between the Ball Engineer Master II Diver with a black bezel, and the classic Speedmaster Professional.
I've been wanting a Speedy for a long time -- it's a grail of mine, for sure, and I'm positive that I'll own one at some point. The price difference between the two is pretty substantial, though -- right around $800 with discounts.
What I've always liked most about the Speedy is its versatility -- as easily worn with jeans as it is with a suit, on a bracelet or on a strap. And I've never really been a fan of divers, but for some reason, I'm just in love with the all-black Ball EMII Diver -- I feel like of all the divers out there, it's among the most versatile, even to the point where it dresses up really well on nice black a strap.
So which would you go with? Anyone have experience with both? Would love to hear everyone's input.