Firstly, apologies for all the questions since quite a few of these threads tend to pop up - I have tried to read through them, but have a few more specific questions. This is essentially my first "proper" watch purchase having recently finished uni, deciding between watches has been rather difficult.
I think I have narrowed it down to the two B&M's above (can't really justify spending much more than 2k), though the Zenith Ultra Thin looks rather elegant as well. Ideally, I'd love to get something like the Omega Deville Hour Glass Vision or even the recent Apollo Soyuz - don't think I'll be purchasing either of those in the near or distant future!
A couple of questions that I would greatly appreciate your opinions on:
Baume & Mercier Classima Executives Mens Wristwatch Model: MOA08786
Baume & Mercier Classima Executives Mens Wristwatch Model: MOA08735
Edit: http://www.gemnation.com/watches/Bau...874-17451.html - some last minute browsing and I'm throwing the 8874 into the mix.
1. Firstly, general impressions on both of the watches - at the end of the day it comes down to what appeals to me, but at the moment they both do! I like the look of skeleton watches and the distinctiveness of the 8786, but at the same time it loses a bit of that timeless elegance of the 8735.
2. What is the resale market for a B&M like? I have read that they don't retain value like an Omega/Rolex, so is there any benefit in purchasing a limited edition like the 8786 for a sizable premium?
3. I'm planning to purchase from a grey market dealer, but I presume so long as I am willing to pay for services then B&M would still repair/maintain the watch? Roughly how much does a routine maintenance check cost?
Some quick pictures:
Love the watch, looking for some more open heart pieces now.