Hello all -
so, I recently became something that I never thought I would be; a father. I'd like to do something I've heard of many fathers doing - buying a watch to "commemorate" a childs' birth, which can also be passed down or gifted to the child upon some big life milestone like graduation, marriage, childbirth, etc.
I ran the idea by my wife, and she was actually into it (her mother had done this for her, and her father has one that someday will be given to her brother) - so now the only question is what watch to buy. I've never had a Rolex and have never been that obsessed w/ them, but I kinda feel like for this particular gesture; passing down a watch from father to son, Rolex is the ideal choice. I'm leaning towards a sport watch in SS (I know, always in demand and always hard to find)… these are time-tested designs that come with that "never go out of style" factor pretty much guaranteed. My first choice is a GMT-Master, although a Sub or Explorer II would also work.
If not Rolex, I'd also be into an Omega - I'm a huge fan of the Seamaster 300 Master Co-Ax, I just don't know that it would have the same significance in 20-30 years as a Rolex would. I also like the SeamasterC diver & chronographs, as well as the Speedmaster Pro.
Whatever I choose, I feel like it kinda has to be something special, even though usually I buy into the concept of "its the thought that counts", I feel like for a gift like this, it should be something classic that will never go out of style, and also something that would hold its value well.
My budget is 10K, and probably limited to new watches only. Buying a used watch to eventually gift to someone just kinda feels weird to me. Are there any other good ideas I'm missing? Appreciate any ideas or thoughts - thanks