Hi all, new to WUS.
Not sure where I should post this so moderators please re-locate if it is in the wrong forum.
I have used the search feature and didn't find the information I was looking for. A brief back ground;
My wife and I were out Christmas shopping and we started talking about what we would get each other for our combined 25th wedding anniversaries and 50th birthdays. She has beautiful petite wrists and I have purchased watches for her in the past at christmas but they have always been too big. We were passing a jeweler and we decided to see what they had for watches. Long story short, we looked at an Omega Deville Prestige for her and an IWC Spitfire for me. The Omega looked fantastic on her and the IWC looked and felt good on me. These watches aren't cheap and were still a little more than a year away from our anniversary/Bdays so thought I should do some research and I found myself here. Now I am wondering if I even want a high end watch at all. lol
So, I have researched IWC, Dornbleuth and Sohn, and Rolex. I'm looking for a good watch that will out live me, that can be handed down to my son. An heirloom if you will. I am a rough outdoorsy guy that has some pretty rough hobbies and the last thing I want to be worrying about is breaking my watch or having to take it off before I pick up that hammer or chainsaw. Careful I'm not and the wife is going kill me if I mess up a spendy watch. I am hoping that someone on here can help point me in the right direction. Could be I'm destined for a Timex or a Citizen and I'd be fine with that too but I would like to find a quality watch that my son and eventually his son, can some day appreciate.
I work dam hard to make my money and I sure as hell don't want to throw it away on a fancy watch that can't stand up to my lifestyle. I don't mind spending the money but I want the watch to last. I want my son to be able to look at the thing when I'm gone and remember some of the great hunting trips and ATV adventures we had because it reminds him of me and in some form through it, I'm still with him. It may be beat up like his old man but it's still purring away. Were very close and he has always been a great kid and is now turning into a wonderful young man.
Does such a watch exist?
I'm not a collector. I could care less if the watch will appreciate or depreciate. Maybe I don't belong on this site, but I am looking for advice and I think I have come to the right place. So if any of you can steer me in the right direction, whether it be a watch, or maybe I need to look at something else to leave him, I would appreciate hearing from you.
PS. I guess I could take it off before I fire up the chainsaw.