I have been agonizing for the past year trying to decide on my next watch -- I need your help!
What I currently have:
- IWC Portuguese Chronograph gold hands (ref 3714)
- Rolex BLNR
What I'm considering this year:
- Rolex Daytona white dial (ref 116520)
- Rolex OP 39 white dial
- Omega Seamaster Railmaster black/gray dial from 1-2 years ago
What I'm planning on getting in the next 5-10 years:
- Journe Chronometre Bleu
So, situation is that I have lusted after a Daytona for many years. The ceramic one came out, which I was all hot and bothered about until I later realized that I like the steel bezel more. It would be a great watch to get, but $14K+ is perhaps a little more than I want to spend at the moment, and I think I would try to be too careful when wearing the Daytona.
Then, there's the OP 39 white...the advantage over the Daytona is that I wouldn't mind banging it up so I'll probably wear it more often, and it's a little over a third the price of the Daytona. It would also be the most casual watch, which is something I'm looking to add to my collection. The IWC and BLNR, while not flashy, also aren't exactly the most understated.
Then, the Omega Railmaster would be the ultimate beater and casual watch, at half the price of the OP 39 (used of course). Looks great right now, but a little questionable if I would keep this in my collection in the long run -- ideally, whatever watch I get I would hold onto forever (i.e., pass on to my kids at some point).
So, I don't feel the need for a dress watch at the moment because I plan to get one as my next watch. Daytona is my dream, but a tad pricey and at risk of not being worn a ton. OP 39 is a great watch at a reasonable price, but not my dream watch -- just a very solid one. Railmaster is possibly my "flavor of the month" but a very good price point (would feel no guilt getting).
I'm not sure how to decide / think about this. What do you guys think I should do?