My wife and I are expecting our first child together coming next year. I have two step-sons but this is my first.
Naturally, I am looking to purchase a watch to commemorate the special occasion to purchase next year and wanted some advise and other ideas to consider.
I am not a dress watch guy, and have no reason to own one as it would not get worn. I work from home and generally dress pretty casual. Business meetings are usually nice jeans and a button up. Rarely in a suit except maybe 1-2 times/year.
Currently my two keeper watches are a Tudor Black Bay blue and Oris 65. a few others that will come and go. For the most part, I like dive watched and pilots watches the most but am open to any suggestion except dress watches.
Generally something in the 38-43MM range
Auto or hand wind
Date would be nice but not necessary
New or pre owned
Here are the ones I am considering-
Omega Seamaster SMPc (Owned before, loved it. Was my other option for wedding watch between omega and Tudor)
Tudor Black Bay GMT (though i already own a Black Bay)
Grand Seiko (Never handled or owned one and not sure how much i like them)
IWC Mark XVIII Blue (Owned standard black version before)
Bell & Ross Bronze (Have owned more B&R than any other brand and love them. Though i know they're not the horological watch like the others)
Would love to hear some other options as well as your pick of my list. Looking probably around $2-3.5k though may go up to $5k depending what i can find.