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    Looking for amazing husband...

    I will admit I know nothing about luxury watches, though my husband really appreciates them. He is a Veteran that was recently injured and can no longer wear a wedding band. Because he loves watches so much I thought perhaps a quality watch, an heirloom quality watch he can pass to our son one day would be a great alternative.
    1. I know this is really subjective, but are any of the below a quality heirloom watch that you would be proud to wear?
    2. Would you have any recommendations?
    I'd prefer under $5000 if possible, but he's my hero so I would be open to a little more if you think it's worth it.


    Zenith New Vintage 1965 03.1965.670/91.C591
    Zenith Elite Ultra Thin 03.2020.681/01.C493
    Zeppelin 100 Years 7618-1
    TAG HEUER Carrera Calibre 8 WAR5011.FC6291
    TISSOT LORD ANALOG T0592571603100 T
    TISSOT T-Sport T0446142603100 T
    Longines Heritage 1954 L2.747.4.52.4
    Longines Flagship Heritage L2.749.5.72.2
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    Re: Looking for amazing husband...

    Quote Originally Posted by TRG View Post
    I will admit I know nothing about luxury watches, though my husband really appreciates them. He is a Veteran that was recently injured and can no longer wear a wedding band. Because he loves watches so much I thought perhaps a quality watch, an heirloom quality watch he can pass to our son one day would be a great alternative.
    1. I know this is really subjective, but are any of the below a quality heirloom watch that you would be proud to wear?
    2. Would you have any recommendations?
    I'd prefer under $5000 if possible, but he's my hero so I would be open to a little more if you think it's worth it.


    Zenith New Vintage 1965 03.1965.670/91.C591
    Zenith Elite Ultra Thin 03.2020.681/01.C493
    Zeppelin 100 Years 7618-1
    TAG HEUER Carrera Calibre 8 WAR5011.FC6291
    TISSOT LORD ANALOG T0592571603100 T
    TISSOT T-Sport T0446142603100 T
    Longines Heritage 1954 L2.747.4.52.4
    Longines Flagship Heritage L2.749.5.72.2
    Personally, I would be happy if anyone gave me any of those, as they are all good brands. As a general feeling, of those you chose my favorite brand would be Zenith. The other brands in my opinion, do not belong in the same class as Zenith, FYI.

    However, if I may suggest something different, I would point you to the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39mm, ref 114300. Its price in Switzerland is CHF 5400, so I imagine it would probably be around $5500 or so. Hopefully, within the "little more" above $5k that you could reach. It is for sure heirloom material and quality.
    Here's a picture with a grey dial. There are many dial colors one can choose from (my favorite is the blue, but I thought grey would be more suited for the heirloom aspect).
    I find it a classy, understated yet very masculine quality timepiece that oozes class.

    Btw, nice gesture for your husband! Two thumbs up!
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    Longines Conquest Heritage 1954-2014 (#13 of 60)
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    Sinn 140 A (#087 of 500)
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    Re: Looking for amazing husband...

    Looking for amazing husband...
    Well...this is an odd place to look, but I'm available and fairly amazing if I do say so myself.

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    Your title is funny :)

    That aside, we'd be glad to help. Those are all quality brands though I suspect most here will object to the Tag since it's unpopular with watch enthusiasts due to being seen as very overpriced.

    Really though if we could get some more information about what your husband might prefer that would help a lot. For $5000 I get the feeling you can do better than Longines or Tissot (though they're both good for the money). Is he a James Bond fan? In that case, for that amount of money especially (since it's just enough), I'd really be inclined to say that an Omega Seamaster is an obvious candidate. Is he a space nut, as in into the history of NASA and the moon landings and what-not? If so then an Omega Speedmaster would also be a really obvious and strong candidate (some are within your budget, some are not, you'll have to be careful).
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    Re: Looking for amazing husband...

    If it were me, I'd scratch Tissot and Zeppelin from the list … oh, and the TAG as well.

    Of the remaining watches on your list, my first choice would be either of the Zeniths.

    Of course, for the money you want to spend, there are great offerings from Breitling, Omega, Ball, Baume & Mercier, to just name a few.

    Be patient and something will catch your eye.

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    Vulcain is a "heiloom" quality brand that would serve well and has some cache to it - a cricket alarm model is pretty iconic. You can hunt around for a nice one near your price limit.
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    Re: Looking for amazing husband...

    Wow, I wasn't expecting responses so quickly... thank you greatly. He is huge military buff, loves reading about WWI and WWII.

    I must say that rolex is beautiful. I will definitely look at that Breitling, Omega, Ball, Baume & Mercier, Vulcan also.

    What would you say are the key features you would look for in a heirloom watch?

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    Re: Looking for amazing husband...

    Quote Originally Posted by TRG View Post
    Wow, I wasn't expecting responses so quickly... thank you greatly. He is huge military buff, loves reading about WWI and WWII.

    I must say that rolex is beautiful. I will definitely look at that Breitling, Omega, Ball, Baume & Mercier, Vulcan also.

    What would you say are the key features you would look for in a heirloom watch?
    Opinions will probably vary wildly.

    Mine is that it should be: 1) a quality product made with the best technology and materials that will - hopefully - last forever 2) something that is understated, as in not screaming for attention. No complications (excepted maybe for a date), a simple 3 hander (hours, minutes, seconds), a muted & versatile dial color (black or grey, white or cream, dark blue). Not too big, so 40-41mm or under. Ideally on a bracelet, as straps tend to deteriorate.
    Something classy, really.

    Another plus for the Rolex is that it has a solid, sterile caseback. Perfect for having it inscribed. Now THAT would make it even more personal...
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    Longines Conquest Heritage 1954-2014 (#13 of 60)
    Grand Seiko SBGA011 / SBGV005
    Seiko SBBN015
    Sinn 140 A (#087 of 500)
    + others...

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    Re: Looking for amazing husband...

    If you can find a way, I'd go for the Rolex Oyster Perpetual as well. It will last a lifetime, hold its value well and is something worthy of passing onto your son. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual has been around for decades, and it is as popular now as it was then. You can look at a 40 year old Oyster, and it still looks current and relevant. Plus, Eisenhower, Stormin Norman and Petraeus all wore Rolex. An Omega Aqua Terra, Planet Ocean and Speedmaster Professional would also be on my list of contenders and are a bit less expensive.
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    Re: Looking for amazing husband...

    Nice used Rolex.

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    Re: Looking for amazing husband...

    The best watch would be one that he really likes, not what any of us prefer. You say he loves watches, can you tell what he has or anything about the style of watch he is attracted to?

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