Hey everyone, sorry for yet another "which watch should I buy?" post but I'm having some trouble deciding here. I am looking to add a chrono to my collection. I am looking for something with a classic design, 42mm or less (preferrably 40), light colored dial, that is going to pair well with business casual or a suit, but will also work with some more casual attire. I really like a lot of Longines designs and feel that they are a great buy for the price. This has led me to these 2 models which I am considering.
Longines Master Collection Chronograph Moonphase:
Silver Dial, 40mm.
I have tried this one on in person and it is absolutely stunning. From the photos I thought the dial might be a little too busy but in person it is definately still legible to me. There is quite a bit going on but all the complications make it pretty interesting and a nice conversation piece.
Longines Heratige 1942 Chronograph:
White Dial, 40mm.
This one I have not seen in person and cannot find a great deal of information on online. I am hoping to get some feedback from you on this one. From the photos it looks like a nice clean vintage design. I can pick this one up for about $600 less than the master moonphase, however it would be on a black strap and brown goes with most of my attire better, so I would need to pick up another strap.
Photos from Google.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated or should you have another suggestion in a similar price range (the master moonphase is pretty much at the top of my budget) please feel free to offer it up. I would prefer to buy new, grey market is fine, but may consider used if it is the perfect piece.