I plan on making a luxury watch purchase for the first time and I am really confused between 3 models. All of which I love and fit me really well. Firstly, I'd like to begin by saying that I have a fairly small wrist and I am looking for a watch that I can wear daily to work and on the weekends without thinking about it too much. I am mainly only concerned with a time function watch but an added date or calendar function would be helpful. My Budget is between $5000-$7000 USD. I would like to purchase a model which comes from a prestigious brand, containing an iconic in-house movement and a watch model that has a rich history. While I would eventually like to own a Rolex, I don't think it would fit well into the work environment I will be in and would be classified as very flashy, otherwise, It would be a no-brainer. The three models that I have a selected are:
- Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Classic Medium Small Seconds
- Omega Speedmaster 300 Co-axial Master Chronometer from the 1957 trilogy
- Zenith Chronomaster El Primero with the original 1969 case
While aesthetics do play a role in my decision, I believe that all these watches look good and I am more concerned about versatility and durability. Furthermore, I would like a watch that will hold value well as even though I do not plan to sell it, I hope it won't fall in value dramatically. I am also an avid diver and while I do have a Seiko SKX007 for this purpose, it would be nice to know I can go diving with my watch if I ever want to. I also plan to service my watch often and would hope that it would have a low cost and turn around time.
Thank you for your help.