So we all know, and some of us have been on the receiving end of, the idea of passing down of a watch from father to son. I really like the concept and I'll be handing my Speedy Pro to my son after I get a good 20 or so years of wear out of it
My twist is that I have two sons, but at the moment the Speedy is the only watch I would consider handing down. My CW C60 GMT is a very nice watch and I trust will last 20+ years, but if I handed that down to my other son it would be analogous to giving one a used Porsche Boxster, and the other a used Mazda MX-5. Both great cars in their own right, but not really in the same league.
So....... what to save my pennies for then? I paid about 2.5K for the Speedy used, and a used watch in that price range is the only way I'll be able to afford to do this.
This second heirloom watch should then be:
- mechanical / automatic
- toolish or diver style, NOT dressy
- 40mm +
- from a brand with some history
Obviously I've been thinking of an SMP or PO to keep it in the Omega family, but what else do the WIS recommend?