Found this forum about 3~4 weeks ago, and I'm in love with it since then. I tried to get all the information needed without needing to create a new thread, but I'm still a bit confused, and that's why I'm writing this post.
So, I've been a big fan of watches for sometime now, but since I didn't had the money, I know almost nothing about expensive watches, I just eyed them every time I could.
Anyway, now I have the opportunity to buy some watches for me, and I'm travelling to the U.S.A next month, so I decided to buy myself two watches since it's cheaper there and easier to find than in my country.
I'm going to buy a classy-looking watch and a sportier-looking one.
I'm struggling between to watches for the classy-looking one: Patek Philippe 5123R-001 - Rose Gold - Men Calatrava and the Girard-Perregaux 1966 small seconds and date (REF: 49543-52-131-BKBA).
And for the sporty-looking one I decided to go with the: Rolex Datejust II (REF: 116334).
Problem is, reading the forums I realized that none of them are quartz watches, so I started learning something about those mechanical watches. But I'm a bit confused, and since I don't want to have problems with my first "serious" (in lack of a better world) watch, I decided to ask you guys help.
Just FYI, the Patek, the Girard and the Rolex movements are (respectively): Mechanical Manually Wound, GP01890-0003 automatic and Mechanical Self-Winding.
So, I got a little bit lost there... What is the difference between a self-winding and an automatic? And what about a manual? Do I need to wind them up everyday?
Just to let you guys know, I'm thinking of using the rolex in a daily basis, and the other two (whichever I decide to go with) on special situations, dates, meetings, etc, so they won't get used everyday.
Thanks a LOT for the help already everybody, and I'm really sorry for the rookies questions. I know it is been discussed a lot here, but there a lot of contradictory information (some say u must have a winder, some say you should avoid those, etc).