I have some money coming to me from a bonus at work and I am pondering a purchase. This would be more of a special occasion watch, probably not a daily wear piece.
1. A custom Schauer chronograph Edition 7 (white face, blued hands, valjoux 7750) with only with the Edition 12's angled off bezel for a more smoothed off look. On an Artus mesh bracelet. Should be an impressive watch. The Artus and being a chronograph really would set it apart in my collection, I love the face and hands like some like the Marine Original's.
2. Rolex GMT II with black face and bezel, oyster bracelet. I like the standard date subs quite a bit but this has that something more to make it special to me. Has more of that recognition factor too but most important I really just like the watch. I would like to do this on a NATO strap too, really cool.
3. The watch I really lust for is the Rolex Yachtmaster Stainless/Platinum. What can I say, work of art and highly in demand so the price reflects it. Won't be able to afford it in my watch budget with this bonus but could easily hold out for a while to get it.
My other watches are a Stowa Seatime Yellow Chronometer and an Oris Flight Timer 2 black face, both on their original bracelets as well. I am just not a leather strap kind of guy.