A regular reader over the last 6 months, but first time poster. Looking to tap into the expertise of the members here.
I am looking to buy my first luxury watch in the next couple of weeks. At the moment, I have a Tissot PRS516 Chrono, but I find it too big and chunky to wear with a suit (I work in a bank). I have been looking at quite a few options, but think I have narrowed it down to either a Speedy Pro or Tag Carrera Heritage Calibre 6 (not the chrono).
Re the Speedy Pro I have the opportunity to either buy a late 80's vintage on the 1450 bracelet for ~$3k from a local vintage dealer or online for ~$4k. The vintage watch is in good condition and comes with a 12 month warranty from the vintage dealer, but I am thinking for the extra money maybe I would be more comfortable with a brand new watch to last much longer. Any advice on this one?
Alternatively, the Carrera looks very nice and I can get one that is 12 months old for a reasonable price (~$1700).
I would obviously prefer the Speedy Pro, but I was after your thoughts on whether it represents 'double' the value of the Carrera. I am in my mid-20's so have plenty of time to build a collection later on.
I do prefer the look and feel of the Speedy.
Thanks for your input all and for having me on board the forum!