Hi guys I am 20 years old, and I am in the market for a high quality watch which will last me (unless i sell it prior to dying) my whole life.
I do have a budget, it is capped at £5000. Which is unfortunate because I LOVE the patek philipe aquanauts. oh well, later in life maybe.
for now, i have narrowed it to two watches which i like the most.
the rolex milgauss, and the seamaster PO 8500, with orange on the 6/9/12
I know these are two very different watches. I have tried both the PO and a speedmaster moonwatch on in the omega store, and preferred the PO. I haven't actually tried the milgauss on.
I don't intend to dive in the po like a lot of owners don't but it is nice to have nonetheless. I want the watches for every occassion, but mostly casual with the abillity to look good dressed up as well which i think both of these watches do well.
If they were both the same price, i would get the milgauss. I should note that I am looking at the green anniversary one. But yes, alas, the gaussy is about £1500 more.
I am looking on a site called blowers jewellers (I am from the uk) where they do pre owned watches. the links to both of them are below.
I am not going to lie, 40% of the reason i like the rolex, is the brand and its reputation, that being said, i do think it is a very classy watch as well. but is it worth the 5k???
another thing, should i decide to sell either of these watches in the future, will they both hold their value well? which will hold better?
finally, I know the rolex is only 40mm. this is a problem because whilst in the omega store, i also tried on a speedmaster racing, and it was WAY too small. will the milgauss appear bigger than the racing do you think? I had heard it wears small before trying it on.
I have a week to return either of these watches if i wish to the store.
PO - £3500 (unused) Steel Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 22.214.171.124.01.003
Milgauss - £4850 (used) Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss Anniversary Edition 116400GV