Well hello all! Just wanted to get some insight into what you thought between these watch buying options. I plan to make a purchase within the next month or so on one of these most likely at an AD (peace-of-mind & present during purchase).
First off, I just wanted to say I'm grateful, blessed and have been patient in being able to even afford one of these gems. I'm a 33 yr-old male that typically dresses casually; but does appreciate (once-a-week or so) spicing it up with a well dressed outfit and style. Don't get to wear suits much (San Francisco, tech industry), but I think wearing a distinct and mature timepiece is a good mark on a man/woman ... hence why I'm here for some advice. Personality wise, I'm a fairly mellow fellow (designer) that really finds charm in not having the same thing that everyone else has, and enjoys distinctive accents that selective people can notice, but not necessarily call-out - if that makes any sense. I won't attest that any of my selections below are terribly distinctive, but I'm not able to creep into the A.Lange & Patek range any moment soon.
I have a 7.25 inch wrist and as some reference, I already have a lovingly worm Panerai Luminor Marina PAM 70 (40mm, Blue face, brown beaten leather strap - pure joy).
The options thus far are:
Rolex Explorer II 216570 (42mm, polar)
Rolex Explorer II Watch - Rolex Timeless Luxury Watches
Rolex Datejust 116234/116234
Rolex Datejust Watch: White Rolesor - combination of 904L steel and 18 ct white gold
Rolex Datejust Watch - Rolex Timeless Luxury Watches
Panerai Luminor PAM 523
Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic PAM00523 - Collection 3 Days - Watches Officine Panerai
Jaegre LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultrathin Duo Face (white or blue-boutiqu edition)
Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface | Luxury watches | Jaeger-LeCoultre E-boutique
Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface Bleu | Luxury watches | Jaeger-LeCoultre E-boutique
Cartier Tank MC (white)
Tank MC watch - Automatic, steel, leather - Fine Timepieces for men - Cartier
Attached should be a few shots of the timepieces on my wrist at various Ads in the Bay Area.
Thanks in advance for your spirited advice and once I pick, I'll post pics. Much appreciated.
(Or should I just save the money, get a vintage Explorer, and stroll forward:))