I'm relatively new on this forum while I've been reading through it for a while.
I'm facing a problem with my next watch. I'm absolutely sure, I am going to get one - just not quite sure which one. I want one that's an "all-rounder". One I could use at work in the office, outdoors sporting and even on the beach. I have one month to go until I turn 30 - so, there's the schedule.
1. At some point, I'm going to end up with Explorer II. Currently it just seems a bit out of reach due to.. financial reasons. In order for me to get one, I should sell a few to balance it out. I have no problem with letting go of most of my watches - just don't touch my PAM183 and Omega cal. 265 - they're too dear to me. And there's always the hassle of selling them for a reasonable price.
2. Aqua Terra represents a more elegant take on this matter. I love its plain looks and that it's fairly new. It is on my list and some day I'd like to own one. Also it would be the most affordable with some 1300€ second hand.
3. Breitling Colt GMT would be the rugged looker of the group that might not work at the office but in the end still an interesting piece to have and a "must" at some point. So, though, I love its bad boy attitude, is it too much? The price would fall to something under 1900€ - basically half of Explorer II - and it would doable fairly quick.
4. My surprise element is the Eterna Kontiki. The only one of these four that would be straight out of an AD with a nice discount at 1600€. So, the value for money would be excellent, I guess, and there's something nouvelle in its looks. But being a shallow fellow.. .. the brand Eterna doesn't sound as classy to me as Omega's Seamaster, Breitling, let alone Rolex, though, I am aware of the legacy around Kontiki.
What to do, what to do? All comments (constructive or not) are accepted. Please, help me out. What or how do the pieces above make you feel? Thanks in advance.