I'm looking for some hints and tips and would love some help and opinions.
My wife is treating me to a new watch to celebrate the birth of our daughter last month.
The watch is a Cuervo y Sobrinos dual time Prominente.
The exact watch I fell for originally had a stainless steel case, cream face, brown strap, as seen in a magazine article a few years ago.
But, since then I have been swayed towards the solid gold case since it seems to sit a little nicer with the cream face / brown strap combination. More money, but hey, you only live once
Then I notice that the tobacco face / gold case / tobacco strap combination is a real beauty. And, this model's face has a hand cut pattern in it which is stunning.
The cream face is flat, still a real looker, but doesn't have the same "pop" to it that the tobacco face has.
Next I call a dealer and learn that Cuervo Y Sobrinos have some more combinations available that aren't on their website. For instance, a copper faced model which sounds very interesting. The catalogue is in the post.
The watch will be worn daily, and given its sentimental value I intend to keep it forever.
How would you choose a watch like this? Given that they are so exclusive (at least they seem to be - its taken me a week to track down some European dealers and there appear to be a total of 3 watches currently in the UK, one cream / steel, the other two black / grey / steel) I will never be able to see the whole range in the flesh before making a choice.
:thanks in advance.