So, since I splurged on a few watches already, I'm going to put off my next watch purchase for a few months.
However, I do know what I'd like to get for my next purchase - it's going to be one of these bad boys, and I'd like to start doing my "research".
Here are the 3:
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control 139.84.20
Blancpain Villeret Ultra-Slim 6223-1127-55
Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Chronometer
Yes, I realize one of these things is not like the other, but here's what I am thinking:
I like the JLC and the Blancpain because they are dressy. And I like dress watches because they are infinitely more flexible than any other kind (i.e. it is easy to look good in a polo shirt, khakis, and boat shoes wearing a dress watch, while I cannot pull off wearing a diver or a chronometer with a suit -- I'd look like a schmuck, not to mention feeling like one). I really like the simple and plain look of both.
On the other hand, I've a soft spot for UN because my old man is a big fan of UN, and I've come to admire their watches. I've had my eye on the MMC for as long as I can remember, and while the dial is large (41mm), I am glad that it is still large but not unreasonably so for my wrists (~40 mm). It's one of those few watches that I think ooze character (and I realize that this is a completely personal thing).
Right now, I've stack ranked the three as BP, UN, and JLC. Other watches that I've considered:
Rolex Submariner -- simple yet beautiful, but they're too pedestrian in terms of how widespread they are. I've also been looking at Baume et Mercier Capeland 10006 (Flyback Chronograph), but I think it looks way too busy. I already one own watch that looks that busy (Breitling Navitimer), and I almost never wear it. If I waited a little while more, it would be the ALS Saxonia, in black, but I'm not sure I want to go that long without getting one.
Are there others that I have missed that I should be looking at? I am not even sure what I want, but ideally, I'd like something that's well-made and unique in either design or functionality (or both). What are people's thoughts/recommendations?