greetings from Singapore!
newbie here, getting more and more fascinated in the world of horology.
i've been wearing Swatches and G-Shocks most of my life, and i was never into them. To me, a watch is just a time-telling device and i could not imagine paying thousands of dollars just for a watch then.
it was until i saw a business associate wearing a nice big watch and i thought it looked pretty good. i asked to have a closer look and he gladly offered it to me. I held it and thought, wow this is heavy and big. Brand? "Officine Panerai Luminor Marina". It was a manual winding watch with a clear glassback.
I thought to myself, not bad! big and classy, but i've never heard of the brand before. Moreover it came with a rubber strap, can't cost that much right? So i casually asked about the price, and boy was i shocked to learn that it cost him about S$6k back in 2005, and it should be about S$8k now.
Panerai was my "first love" from then onwards, but somehow i couldn't justify nor afford that kind of price for a watch.
Slowly i got myself more involved and started reading up more, and got more and more "poisoned"
I currently own a russian watch http://www.poljotwatch.com/page/PW/P.../3603-1225801B and i must say the experience has been great.
I am now ready to look into owning a higher end watch, and i have shortlisted 3 brands:
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Big Size, ref 2908.50.82
Glycine Lagunare Certified Chronometer 3000, ref 3875
Anonimo Professionale Model 6000 Black face
Would like to seek your comments on the above. Both Omega and Glycine are COSC certified chronometers, while the Anonimo is not (i think). Does being COSC certified mean alot? Omega has its inhouse (although ETA based) movement which is a plus point, Glycine and Anonimo are limited editions which add to the snob appeal. Each has its own merits and i can't decide.
If you were me, which will you choose and why? Appreciate all comments. thanks in advance!