For the sake of discussion, some questions I've been pondering in relation to buying my next watch. Will it be a true tool watch like the Marathon SAR? A more expensive, timeless beauty with tool-like qualities, like a Planet Ocean or Seadweller?
When buying an automatic watch, how much consideration do you give to handing down the watch to the next generation?
Think about the watches you own, which ones would you will pass on to one of your kids? Would it be worth anything, beyond the sentimenatal value? Say you wear a Seiko or Marathon diver all your life, when you pass it on to your son, he values it because he saw you wear it all your life. A generation or two later, essentially it's a beat up old watch. Not worth getting fixed. Substitute "rolex" for "seiko" and the story is different, (not arguing the right or wrong of it, it just is.) Does this weigh in your decision at all? What watch brands do you think qualify in this regard?
I have to say it matters in my decision. I have two sons and I have one nice watch. I'm going to get another watch that I will alternate wear with. One day these will go to my boys. I want the boys to fight over them. (Kidding.) A couple of generations down the road it I think it would be nice if someone was holding up my watch and thinking about "great-grandpa."