Hi Fellow Watchfanatics,
I am finally at that point in my life where I am able to purchase a watch of my dreams, per se. For the longest time I have been stuck on three watches that I always said would be the basis for my collection. There is no doubt that I'll buy all three of them...just would enjoy your thoughts on viewpoints on which way YOU would go if you were in my shoes.
I don't yet believe in 'occasion" watches or when/how I would wear them because I just want to break the ice and buy my first and get over that first horological hurdle in life. I would wear them while working (own a consulting business, only have to wear a suit once/twice a month, most days spent on the phone and seeing clients), spend a lot of time going out to eat and for drinks and in social settings and a lot of time playing hockey and working out.
The three I have in the que are:
Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 PAM00392
Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 9669
Rolex Datejust II 41mm 116334
I'm familiar with their heritages, their in-house (or valjoux ETA movement in the Montblanc), etc. I do more research on a purchase that I usually know as much as or sometimes more than the person selling the product to me.
I know they are three very different watches, which is why I love them all but don't know which way to go. In my opinion, there's no wrong choice. They're all similar in price range, give or take a "few" dollars but the money is less important than my happiness.
I look forward to your thoughts!