As my college graduation/end of education present I am buying myself my very first high end luxury watch. After weeks of deliberating, I have narrowed it down to two models- The Zenith El primero chronomaster 38mm and the Grand Seiko Elegance Limited Edition (SBGK005).
Granted, they are not very similar but I absolutely adore both watches for different reasons. The Zenith El primero has always been one of my favourite watches, for its history, its timeless look (I love the different coloured subdials) and esp the movement. The GS was a bit unexpected, I've always admired GS for the quality of its watches but never really considered buying one. But when I first saw the sbgk005 at an AD, I was immediately blown away- I am in love with its blue Iwate dial, the manual winding movement and that the general look of the watch is very unique at least imo.
I have been stalling over the past couple of days and can't seem to decide. I need to pull the trigger soon as the SBGK005, from what I've seen, is being sold fast (esp. since that Hodinkee article). More Info: I intend to wear this watch every day and it will be worn 90% of the time with a suit. Ofc I am not asking anyone to make a decision for me but any advice/insight would be hugely appreciated as I am new to this process and am yet to hear the opinion of a knowledgeable unbiased person so far as no one in my family nor my circle of friends share this passion for watches that infected me over 5 years ago. Thank you!!!!