I have been looking at buying a nice watch for two years and I am very confused. I need a watch that can serve all purposes -- from the suits (I work in a professional environment) to the weekend -- and that makes a statement about my authenticity and style. My favorites are:
--Cartier Roadster: I think it is beautiful and makes the right statement BUT I hear it has second-rate movements and has little street cred with watch snobs
--Omega Speedmaster Professional: I love what Omega stands for but the brand seems to be going downhill and the design seems unlikely to get noticed
--Tag Heuer Carrera Automatic Chronograph Tachymetre: Maybe the prettiest watch that retails under 6K but it seems like too much to pay for a Tag and like it is harder to dress up
--Rolex: I don't know as much about Rolex but getting one seems to predictable and the styling strikes me as uninspired ... plus I know tons of people who have Rolexs.
--IWC IWC Classic Pilot ChronoAutomatic Steel: Just started considering this one, not sure about the brand --is it considered in the same class as Rolex? -- and the styling strikes me as a bit understated.
PLEASE HELP! I really want to make the right choice and buy a watch that will last me for many years. I am walking a fine line; I want a watch that catches the eye but is not too flashy; that says success but it is not glitzy; that is recognized for quality by most people but also get respect from people who really know watches. What do yall think?