Ok, as watch purchases go, this is as important as they come, and I need help. My Father passed away recently, and he left me his collection of watches, some modest, some top end. However, most arent what I'd wear, so I have decided to trade in 2 of them for something Special, to wear and remember him by. So clearly, its going to be a Keeper, 100%.
The 2 in question to Trade, a Rolex Air King, and a JLC Reverso, have given me £3700 to play with.
1: I've always coveted a Planet Ocean, love their style and simplicity. However, in 45.5mm & Steel, they are very heavy, so may well choose to wear on the Rubber Strap & Deployment. Plus, - 'Automatic' isnt something I'm fussed with, and if I'm honest, it would annoy me having to correct if not worn for a day or 2, which is likely sometimes.
2nd Possibility, the Breitling B50 Cockpit.
Particularly 'relevent' - as my Father was a Pilot for much of his life, and so being a 'Pilots' watch, as such, seems very appropriate.
Love the fact its Titanium, so light on the wrist, and I like the 'SuperQuartz', so far more accurate.
However, the 'reliability' concerns me, various reports online of problems with them, all fixed by Breitling seemingly, but once the 2year warranty is up, could get expensive ?!