I know that this type of post happens a lot around here; I hope this doesn't take away from the fun of posting suggestions. After all, watch eye-candy is a good thing .
Anyway, I have a friend who's doing well for himself professionally. He's looking to buy a watch in the New Year. As a collector, he turned to me for advice. Although I'm familiar with a variety of brands, I'm generally more interested in the vintage market. My friend is looking for something modern, sleek, and durable. He is also looking for a watch that can be worn both casually and professionally. "Rolex" and "Breitling" are two of the brands he's expressed an interest in. For instance, the Super Ocean Heritage Chrono has caught his eye. He likes the look of it, but thought it perhaps a tad too large and "bulky" on his wrist. He has a maximum budget of $8,000.
Well, it looks like he's got a thing for the "desktop diver"/"tool watch" look, but all suggestions that meet his above criteria would be much appreciated.