I hope everyone is doing well. I am about to make my first watch purchase after reaching a meaningful life milestone. However, I am having some difficulty deciding between two models and wanted to reach out to the forums collective knowledge to help me make a final decision in a better informed way. Understanding that the final decision is subjective and may be based on a number of factors like how you dress (i.e. what garments, what brands [to determine the overall aesthetic]), where you live, etc. , I am including some data points that might be helpful to anyone that is kind enough to share their thoughts.
Weekday dress: suits (Ralph Lauren Black/Purple Label or Thom Sweeney) for client meetings, otherwise trousers and odd jackets. Tend to favor dark colors with no patterns.
Weekday footwear: loafers (gaziano and girling) or oxfords (crocket and jones). Always black.
Weekend dress: jeans (mostly black) tshirts and sportcoats (rlbl/rlpl) /leather jackets (saint laurent/iro). Tend to favor dark colors with no patterns.
Weekend footwear: chelsea boots (Carmina) or sneakers (Common Projects). Black chelseas, white sneakers.
A) Resistance to daily wear - I will only have this watch and will wear it every day in every situation
B) Versatility - Same as A
C) Price - For reference, I am buying this for myself
D) Resale market (i.e. If life goes well and I move up to an AP Royal Oak down the line, how much will I get back) - I am aware Rolex is good in terms of resale but I haven't had much luck determining how the JLC DSC would fair in the second-hand market. Per the WUS forums, it seems that the few JLC DSCs listed have depreciated by a larger percentage than the Rolex Subs. However, there aren't many listed at all and this is not helpful in determining what prices would be at year 5 of ownership.
E) Pre-owned cost - I am considering purchasing this from JOMASHOP since I have found its pricing to be competitive to that on the WUS forums. However, if I were to consider the second hand market, what should I expect to pay for each?
F) Is there anything I'm not considering that you think would be worth taking into account?